Young people training

Too many young people lack the confidence, skills and opportunity to share their ideas.

We work with organisations to support their young people to build communication skills, confidence and speak out on the issues that matter to them, whether they are on a youth panel, the beneficiary of a charity or starting work experience with your company.

‘The public speaking remote workshops delivered by Speakers Trust is something I would highly recommend for young people. It has been the most popular masterclass ran here at Peabody and the feedback from the young people has been phenomenal”

Peabody Foundation

Participants will learn, easily and quickly, to:

  • Speak with confidence and clarity
  • Overcome nerves
  • Engage an audience
  • Prepare an effective speech
  • Improve presentation skills
  • Think on your feet
  • Enjoy public speaking

The ultimate benefit is that participants have a great opportunity to become confident and compelling communicators with the ability to speak with clarity and impact.

Our workshops are flexible and can be adapt to each timetable and need.

‘THANK YOU so much for organising our training … The young people and workers alike were inspired, laughing, crying, and so engaged. It didn’t seem to faze the trainer at all that they are a difficult bunch to engage and they did it perfectly. The content was brilliant, the timing not too tight and aimed just right. I can’t say enough what an inspiring and valuable workshop it was.

Rachel, Barnardo’s

More than 40% of the young people we meet say they don’t have the confidence to speak in front of a group of peers. Our mission is to change this.

We are working hard to provide vital communications skills training that is accessible for all young people.

Click on the link below to see the programmes we currently offer. If your area is not listed that’s not the end of the story, get in touch to find out how and when we can work with you.

Our workshops are now available online. This is an introduction to our self-paced and blended learning platform.

We can also build a bespoke online course for your needs.

If you want to learn more about our remote, face to face or self-paced public speaking, presentation skills and communication training, please us email at

The students completed their speaking endorsement for their GCSE’s this week and due to the programme we have more students that have achieved merits and distinctions than in previous years, the students felt ready to deliver their speeches and answer questions about them, they even used the scaffolds from the sessions to replan and revise their talking points prior to delivery.

Deputy Head, Beacon High School

My students have experienced something quite rare – the space to think and the freedom to speak about hopes and fears in an entertaining, mutually respectful and intellectually dynamic workshop. Many thanks

Cathy Haslam, Teacher

The workshop worked brilliantly online! The students were always involved and engaged in the tasks. The use of break out rooms worked really well for students to work in smaller groups. I’ve been involved in the normal workshop before, and I felt this online workshop worked just as well! Because students were separate, they were really focused and working hard.

Lotte Kirwan, Turing House School

Participating in the Speak Out challenge gave me huge confidence to find my voice and be able to communicate effectively. I benefited massively as I went through my education, and continue to do so day to day in my professional career. It no doubt set me up for success!

Max Winston, Chief of Staff, Monzo

Before the workshop I was very excited to attend the workshop but a side of me was worried of the unknown but I knew I would unlock my full potential as a better orator. I honestly could not choose one memory that was my favourite I enjoyed it all and I loved to see everyone develop and slowly become more confident. And finally with the skills I acquired would have to aid my english speech I have to do for GCSE and most likely allow me to pitch ideas for clearly and effectively. Thank you!


The Speak Out challenge gave me a voice that I never knew that I had. It has played an integral part in boosting my confidence and also gave me a multitude of essential life skills that I constantly apply in my day to day life. That is why when the opportunity to become an Alumni Ambassador was offered to me, I felt so honoured to become a part of this wonderful process and hopefully help others gain these invaluable life skills and find their own voice.


We’ve had such wonderful feedback from the session, and it was the first topic on our Friday afternoon staff briefing. The students were “buzzing” and couldn’t stop talking about what they were learning. I personally was very impressed by the wide variety of subject matter chosen, so much so that I asked if they had been prepped to do some research beforehand (they hadn’t)!


I enjoyed it so much you have worked miracles with that group – all with one barrier or another to public speaking. Truly – am grateful. The picture of [a student] standing up has been circulating the school, there are staff here who have never heard her voice. Bravo to the trainer something about your presence is so supportive and encouraging even through the screen.