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Welcome to the Academy of Public Speakers

London’s Premier Public Speaking Classes


At the Academy of Public Speakers, we have lived through and understand the challenges you face as a shy or introverted London professional in a world where more confident, less experienced colleagues often take centre stage in meetings, securing coveted career opportunities.

We're here to change that. 


Over the past 20 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to transforming this narrative. Our research-backed training is designed to empower you to find your inner confidence, enabling you to articulate ideas clearly and assertively lead conversations.

Transforming Your Career: How We Can Help

Confidence Building: Speak Up and Stand Out

Embark on a transformative journey to find your lifelong confidence with the Academy of Public Speakers, where we specialise in helping professionals overcome the hurdles of shyness or introversion to make a substantial impact in meetings and discussions. We recognise that these challenges can often hinder your professional growth and limit your ability to contribute effectively.


Our research-based training classes go beyond addressing shyness; we have tailored them to the London professional, so you can gain the skills needed to overcome any barriers you may be facing across a diverse range of professional settings.


Imagine stepping into meetings with confidence, ready to share your insights and ideas with a confident demeanour.

The Academy of Public Speakers Difference

Our Unique Methodology

A Community of Empowerment:

Join a friendly, safe, supportive community of like-minded professionals on the same path to developing their public speaking confidence.

Learning by Doing: 

Engage in practical exercises customised to you. Each exercise is targeted to transform your public speaking fear into confidence.

Learn from Experts: 

Join a friendly, safe, supportive community of like-minded professionals on the same path to developing their public speaking confidence.

Fun and Interactive Approach: 

Discover the lighter side of public speaking, making the learning process engaging and  enjoyable, while building your confidence.

Here at the Academy Of Public Speakers, we have curated a welcoming, safe, and supportive community where professionals like yourself are journeying towards finding their public speaking voices with confidence. Here, you'll find a network of like-minded individuals who share your aspirations, creating an environment that nurtures personal and professional growth.

Engaging with our community and team, you'll experience a hands-on and personalised learning journey, each strategically aimed at transforming your public speaking fear into lifelong confidence. Our focus is not just on theory but on empowering you to apply these skills in real-life situations.

With our fun and interactive approach, we believe that the learning process should be engaging and enjoyable. Making every lesson a dynamic and exciting adventure, uncover the lighter facets of public speaking.

At the Academy Of Public Speakers, we don't just aim to provide education; we're fostering an empowering community that supports your growth and celebrates your journey toward mastering the art of public speaking with confidence. Join us as we redefine your relationship with public speaking, turning it from a challenge into a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Meet Our Coaches

Brian Guo

Brian Guo


Shy Speaker to Award-Winning Inspiration

Brian once grappled with a debilitating fear of public speaking, further intensified by the insecurities of doing so in English as a second language.


The mere thought of having eyes fixed on him as he struggled to speak in public resulted in extreme feelings of panic that, for many years, he avoided ever being the centre of attention.  


After repeatedly being passed over for opportunities, Brian faced his fear and transformed his public speaking anxiety into success with unwavering determination and relentless effort.

Once he gained confidence and began contributing in meetings, Brian's career took off, earning him recognition and yearly promotions.


Now an award-winning speaker, Brian understands the struggles of speaking up in professional settings, especially for non-native English speakers. His journey from fear to confidence elevated his career and ignited his passion for helping others achieve the same success.

Andy O’Sullivan


International Speaker, Best-selling Author

Andy O'Sullivan

Andy grappled with a lifelong fear of public speaking, consistently holding back from sharing his ideas in meetings due to worries about others' reactions. 


This fear prevented him from taking on presentation opportunities, often deferring to his more confident yet less experienced colleagues.


Feeling frustrated as he watched these more confident colleagues advance their careers because they were the ones speaking up in meetings, Andy decided to tackle his fear head-on. He embarked on a journey to develop his public speaking skills and confidence. 


Now, with over 20 years of experience in public speaking and coaching, Andy is committed to helping professionals conquer their fear of public speaking. He guides them to confidently voice their thoughts in meetings, engage in discussions, and lead presentations.

Enrol Now: Uncover Your Confidence

With weekly professional public speaking classes in London, we’ll help you on your journey to speak up, stand out and achieve your career success.


Have any questions about our public speech classes or how the Academy Of Public Speakers can help you overcome fear and find your inner confidence throughout your everyday life? Reach out to us below, we’ll happily answer any queries you may have.

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