Public Speaking Training

We all know that speaking in public consistently ranks as one of people's greatest fears, but with professional training and practice you too can become an effective public speaker or presenter.

This 1-day Public Speaking training course in New Zealand will prepare you for delivering live presentations by teaching skills like how to overcome nervousness, how to boost your confidence, how to read your audience, using icebreakers, how to best interact with questions or interruptions and much more.

The PD Training Public Speaking course also provides you with valuable presentation skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering professional presentations with confidence and flow.

This engaging and fun training course is available now in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Public Speaking Training course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

Your Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse an audience & tailor the delivery accordingly
  • Design presentations for maximum impact
  • Expand on key points to ensure clarity
  • Master techniques to overcome nervousness & present with confidence
  • Practice techniques that ensure clear, concise & effective wording is used
  • Deliver a polished, professional & credible speech
  • Handle questions & comments effectively
Duration: 1.0 day course Live Online Experts


Public Speaking Training Reviews:

"Excellent course! Trainer an expert and skillful at managing group and individual needs - i was impressed. Many thanks :) The pace of the course was good. The nature and content of the training was applicable to all the participants, despite their varying backgrounds."



"We had members of our team from all aspects of our business, sales administration, operations and customer service, each person took from the training something that they will put into practice to improve their workplace communication. Scott was an amazing facilitator!"

A.H. Beard


"I loved the entire day and all the content. Thank you so very much."

A.H. Beard


"Sally did a great job particularly as she had to contend with a whole group of women (and one man) during the afternoon after a full on meeting during the morning.. She kept us awoke and interested for the whole 3 hours. I will definitely consider PD Training for future sessions."

Amaroo School


"I am definitely 'a raving fan'! From the outset Jessica made us feel welcome & dispelled any barriers that might have surrounded a group of strangers. I felt that Jessica took particular interest in each participants needs & goals of the course & directed the teaching to suit the individual as well as the group. Really got more out of the course than I expected! Would recommend the course to anyone."

Private Obstetrician


"Pam surely knows her stuff. The workshop was eye opening for me I learned a lot from this workshop. Thanks."

Wellington Airport


"Pam is a fantastic teacher and covered a wide range of information in a very short time, in a clear, structured way. I'm looking forward to putting some of her tips into action."

Wellington Airport


"Great course. Ran out of time for the part that was of most interest to me (tips/skills for actually presenting/speaking). However, I understand that this was due to a late change and we will be getting this component in due course. Really good presenter, looking forward to it."

Wellington Airport

"Great course. The trainer provided lots of opportunities to practice speaking which was greatly appreciated. Also appreciated the feedback given on the day and applied this to my next presentation."

Ammonite Enterprises Ltd


"I thought I was/am a fairly reasonable speaker, given my usual audiences, but I learned a lot from our our speaker: so 'able' to establish a rapport with his audience and comes across as genuine, sincere, experienced and with a good sense of humour; essential in my 'disabled' community and world..."

Tiaho Trust


"The best part of the course was to watch Kim in action and how she cleverly wove the content and examples throughout the day. Parking was a disruptive issue as people had to get up and change parks and I found this interrupted the flow of delivery. Learnt a great deal and enjoyed the day. Thanks for all the effort."



"The best part of the course was to watch Kim in action and how she cleverly wove the content and examples throughout the day...Learnt a great deal and enjoyed the day. Thanks for all the effort."



"Credible trainer who developed good rapport and delivered the message well. Appreciated the honesty and openness of trainer. Motivational."



"Great course and Terry was very knowledgeable. He gave some good tips and feedback that will be useful for me now and into the future. I have told my work peers about the course and they are interested in undertaking it also."

Auldhouse Computer Training


"Brilliant trainer, highly recommended!"

Antarctica New Zealand


"It was a great course, Ian was a great trainer and I learnt a lot and got some positive feedback to use in my public speaking moving forward."

Auldhouse Wellington


"Julia was really good as a trainer and was very passionate about the subject."

Aon New Zealand


"It wasn't a Death by Powerpoint training. The manual there to refer to/read later, not follow the book endlessly. It was more talk and practical exercises and discussion which worked well. Already putting training into action. Thanks."



"I really enjoyed the class and made the effort to participate all the way through - which I don't normally do. The small class size made for a friendly vibe and thought it was a nice touch having the lunch voucher."

Synergy positioning Systems


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I did mention at the end of the day that this course was the most engaged I had been from start to finish in a course for a very long time.
Careers New Zealand
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Appreciate the way Ian ensured that the things I wanted to learn were covered and in going through the content took time to reiterate and use personal experience for me to learn.
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It was all very informative and very relevant to our line of work.
Endeavour Foundation
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Troy was great and we had a really good group. I can't wait to put things into practice.
Endeavour Foundation
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Will recommend for any supervisor or team leader with in DHL.
DHL Supply Chain
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I found the course to be thoroughly enjoyable and educational...I loved it and can't wait to put it into action. I do just wish it was longer: I enjoyed it enough to want stay and learn more for a few extra days.
Mitre 10
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I enjoyed the course and found it very useful and I aim to use it in both a professional and personal level. Thanks again Tammy was very good with her delivery and did an excellent job of keeping the group on track whilst at the same time giving everyone a fair time to ask questions. Thank you Tammy I would say the only thing negative is that everyone in the business may not get to do the course as it is invaluable, especially at this time of change.
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I found the course quite interesting & fun, the instructor was very knowledgeable and very precise & well spoken, a very professional trainer, what I received from the course will be very valuable to my Everyday life, with my dealing with customers and my peers

Download Course Outline (PDF)

Public Speaking consistently ranks as most people's top fear. Additionally, an astounding 75% of people in New Zealand suffer from speech anxiety.

Do you want to remove your fear of public speaking, improve your career, speak with more confidence and deliver professional business presentations with impact and ease?  Mastering this fear, and getting comfortable speaking in public, can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career.

Whether you are speaking to a handful of people, a small group, or a large audience, this course will cover the details required so that you have a dynamic presence for any speaking engagement.

Course Outline for Public Speaking Training

Topic 1
Identifying your Audience
  • Performing a Needs Analysis
  • Creating an Audience Profile
  • Identifying Key Questions and Concerns
Topic 2
Creating the Outline
  • Outlining the Situation
  • Identifying the Task that had to be Performed
  • Listing the Actions You Took
  • Revealing the Results
Topic 3
Organising the Program
  • Making Organisation Easy
  • Organisational Methods
  • Classifying and Categorising
Topic 4
Fleshing it Out
  • Identifying Appropriate Sources
  • Establishing Credibility
  • The Importance of Citations
Topic 5
Putting it all Together
  • Preparing Your Presentation
  • Having a Plan B
  • Reviewing, Editing and Re-writing
Topic 6
Being Prepared
  • Checking Out the Venue
  • Gathering Materials
  • The 24 Hour Checklist
Topic 7
Overcoming Nervousness
  • Preparing Mentally
  • Physical Relaxation Techniques
  • Appear Confident in Front of an Audience
Topic 8
Delivering Your Speech - Part One
  • Starting Off in a Positive Manner
  • Using Visual Aids and Prompts
  • Checking the Volume of Your Voice
Topic 9
Delivering Your Speech - Part Two
  • Adjusting on the Fly
  • Gauging Whether Breaks are Required
  • Wrapping up and Winding Down
Topic 10
Questions and Answers
  • Ground Rules
  • Answering Questions That Sound Like an Attack
  • Dealing with Complex Questions

In-House Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
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3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
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In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
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We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

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We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

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Generates Sign in Sheet

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Generates Branded Flyer

If you want to ‘promote’ internally

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PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

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Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.

Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

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It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for Public Speaking Training


  • Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Prices excl. GST
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card


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When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

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To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

Confidence of booking

Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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