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Interested in improving public speaking skills; professional and personal speeches, etc. Any advice on best courses or resources?


Matt Verich Alexandria, VA

Would love to find a course that provides training and practice in public speaking.

27 July 2020 5 replies Education & Training



Phylena Houde Roswell, GA

Hi Matt!

I would look into Toastmasters International. It is an amazing resource with supportive members who are there to encourage and support your public speaking goals.

27 July 2020 Helpful answer


Tiffany Ramzy Denton, TX

Yes, I highly recommend Toastmasters. Find a local chapter and jump in! Low cost, and it will push you out of your comfort zone. Plus, there is a leadership development track in Toastmasters as well.


Nancy Brooks West Chesterfield, NH

I agree with Phylena - Toastmasters is a great organization and the fees are nominal.


Charles Lewis Brighton, MI

I think the Dale Carnegie course is worth while. I enjoyed it very much and think it is helpful with public speaking and interacting with others.


Mary M. Burns Chicago, IL

Good morning Matt,
And thank you for your many years of service.
I echo Ms. Houde's recommendation for Toastmaster's. I've had many of my MBA students at Kellogg participate in their local Toastmaster chapters with significant results. It's a great place to learn more about become a strong speaker and to practice public speaking with others. It's also pretty low cost. Good luck!

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