Public Speaking Course (SUAS)

Is SUAS for You?

Are you part of the 60-75% of people suffer from the fear of speaking in public?

If so, you are not alone.

Is your fear of speaking in public holding you back? Perhaps you have a wedding speech to prepare or a presentation at work that you are dreading?

Why not give us a call to find out more about this programme? Tel: 01 4974622

What is SUAS?

The public speaking course SUAS (Stand Up and Speak) is a tried and tested program designed to teach the basics of public speaking and how to overcome the common fear of speaking in public. The programme focuses on ‘learning by doing’ to get you on your feet and speaking whatever the occasion. 

Whether it is a work presentation, a wedding speech, a team meeting or any unexpected event our public speaking course will help you conquer the fear of public speaking and teach presentation skills.

Our public speaking course is held over 3 evenings across 3 consecutive weeks. Each class is limited to 6 participants and lasts 2 1/2 hours.

Sessions Overview

Session 1 – Ice Breaker Session
The first session introduces you to the basic fundamentals of good public speaking.

Session 2 - Intermediate Session
This session teaches the basic building blocks to effective public speaking.

Session 3 – Reinforcement & Wrap Up
The last session is about building on the lessons learnt so far. It seeks to move you away from the fear of public speaking to the task at hand i.e. preparing a well-structured speech.

SUAS is designed and facilitated by Dermot Goode, who overcame his own fear of public speaking to become an accomplished speaker and presenter. He is in demand as an expert in the field and regularly appears on live radio and TV and in print media. Dermot works with SUAS participants  at all skill levels, to help them overcome their nerves and anxiety to prepare for multiple speaking scenarios. We keep group sizes small to allow for one to one support and ensure that there is adequate time for you to practice your skills in a supportive environment. 

‘Everybody can learn how to be an effective speaker. Don’t leave it until you get caught out. If I can do it, anyone can’. Dermot Goode

 

What can SUAS do for you?

SUAS is for anyone who:

  • Feels anxiety at the thought of speaking in public
  • Avoids situations that involve speaking in public
  • Has never given a presentation before
  • Experienced an episode of panic or ‘freezing up’ at a past public speaking event

SUAS is designed and facilitated by Dermot Goode, who overcame his own fear of public speaking to become an accomplished speaker and presenter. He is in demand as an expert in the field and regularly appears on live radio and TV and in print media.


Dermot works with SUAS participants  at all skill levels, to help them overcome their nerves and anxiety to prepare for multiple speaking scenarios.
We keep group sizes small to allow for one to one support and ensure that there is adequate time for you to practice your skills in a supportive environment.
‘Everybody can learn how to be an effective speaker. Don’t leave it until you get caught out. If I can do it, anyone can’. Dermot Goode

 

Dermot Goode's Story

Testimonials

"The course helped me with my self-esteem. Now people stand up and listen to me when I speak, and I would highly recommend it to others".

-Clifford O'Neill, Ulster Bank Ireland Limited

"I took comfort in being part of a group of 'similar souls' and found it really helpful to practice speaking in front of a non-judgmental class. The course covers all the necessary skills and tips to enable you to speak in public be it in front of a small or large group. The SUAS programme will stand to me for the rest of my life and now I don't panic or avoid situations where I may be asked to say a few words".

-Audrey Buckley, Co-Founder Irish Image Consultants Institute

"I'm so glad I made the decision to attend the Stand Up and Speak course and would highly recommend it for anyone nervous of public speaking. Dermot was an inspirational coach -totally honest about his experiences and very supportive to everyone in the group regardless of what level they were coming from. The practical structure of the course combined with the small group number meant everyone had a chance to practice in a friendly non-judgemental environment which really did help in over-coming what can be a very real and debilitating fear."

–Ruth Fegan

SUAS in the Media

Dermot has given numerous interviews on the topic of public speaking. Click here to read his interview with the Sunday Business Post. More more good advice from Dermot click here

Click on the Today FM icon to hear Dermot’s interview with Matt Cooper about public speaking.

 

Course Details

SUAS is unique in terms of content, format, experience of the programme tutor and the results achieved over the past five years.

Course
Dates
30th August, 6th September & 12th September
Time
19:00 - 21:30
Duration
3 evenings over 3 weeks
Location
Harvest Training, Santry, Dublin 9
Price
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We can provide a one day workshop for groups.

About Dermot Goode

Dermot Goode is the leading health insurance expert in Ireland and is no stranger to public
speaking. This includes dealing with the media, giving radio and television interviews, presenting
at corporate conferences and national healthcare events and giving presentations to both large
and small audiences around the country.

He has a passion for public speaking and has been described as “the best speaker in his field in
the country” today.

However, public speaking wasn’t always easy for him.  As he tells all his students, it took him
years to overcome a total fear of public speaking which at sometimes was paralysing.

A unique feature of his public speaking courses is that he will teach you practical techniques that really work; but more importantly he will show you the ones that do not!!

Dermot designed the SUAS (Stand Up And Speak) programme to share his knowledge and experience with everyone who wants to overcome their fear of public speaking.

Dermot has three key messages on public speaking which should resonate with everyone.

  1. Everybody can learn how to be an effective speaker
  2. Don’t leave it until you get caught out
  3. "If I can do it, anyone can" – Dermot Goode