Surveys show that 90% of people think that being able to speak and present well in public plays an important role in career progression. Yet surveys also show that public speaking is considered one of people’s greatest fears. Despite people’s concerns, the truth is that being a good speaker will give you confidence, build your reputation, attract trust, inspire your audiences and help you become a better leader. Competent speaking attracts attention and success - poor speechmaking gets you noticed, but for all the wrong reasons. The harsh reality is that if you can speak authentically, persuasively and eloquently about your cause or industry then you are perceived to be a more capable expert than one who has equal skills but can’t speak well. Language and influence are linked.

Key features:

This speaking and presenting webinar is part of the speaking and presenting training programme produced by Kingsley Aikins, and has been developed following decades of speaking to audiences around the world and will feature the following elements:

  • how to prepare a compelling presentation
  • how to present one big ‘takeaway’ from your speech
  • the key messages
  • using emotion and humour
  • technical issues
  • how to deliver your speech
  • key speaking skills
  • tips on how to improve


Kingsley Aikins

Kingsley is the CEO of Diaspora Matters. An economics and politics graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Kingsley has spent over 30 years working in six countries in the areas of trade and investment, philanthropy, education, culture, tourism and sport.

Kingsley was the Sydney Australia based representative of the Irish Export Board and IDA Ireland for eight years and then spent 21 years running the Worldwide Ireland Funds based in the US. He is a former Leinster rugby player and received a CBE for his work on British Irish relations.