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Commit to deliver greater influence by taking public speaking to the next level

It is the third year running now of the Executive Speaker Programme, delivered by the USB Academy, in partnership with Henley Business School, the only international business school that boasts triple-accreditation status from the foremost accreditation bodies in the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. 

The next course scheduled to start on 15 May 2018, the six session programme will be held once a week on Tuesday evenings. It covers the key aspects of planning, preparing and performing a professional presentation, as well as how to promote yourself in the digital age.

The art of public speaking comes more naturally to some more than others, but this doesn’t mean that those who were not born with the natural ability to stand and deliver a powerful speech cannot learn to do so.

A maximum of 20 participants now have the opportunity to receive honest and professionally nurturing feedback as they learn to put new techniques into practice and enhance their ability to speak with confidence, poise, clarity and conviction; whether at a board meeting, while making a sales-pitch to clients or delivering a keynote speech at a conference. They will learn dynamic delivery skills, including voice projection, tone and vocal pace and how posture, stance and body language has the ability to either increase or decrease credibility.

Run part time over six weeks, the course uses small group activities and the mentorship of popular speakers on the 2017 conference circuit to teach influential executives and aspiring public speakers the art of confident, high impact presentations.

Through mentorship and training by the best professional speakers on 2017’s conference circuit, programme participants will leave this course as a better speaker, a better business presenter and a better master of influence. They will have the opportunity to present numerous times in front of peers, a video camera and senior management and talent scouts from the Unique Speaker Bureau. Every participant will receive immediate feedback on content and delivery.

Behind the curriculum development is Executive Speaking Programme Director Lynn Baker, a Certified World Class Speaking Coach who has worked with many of Africa’s top CEO’s, MD’S and celebrities. She is also a professional public speaker herself on the international conference circuit. In addition to this, she heads up the USB Speaker Academy and consults on the specialised field of developing executive presence.

Lynn is joined by two other renowned and seasoned globe-trotting professional speakers to train the course material and facilitate its small group activities. Michael Jackson and Justin Cohen are all popular on the 2017 conferencing circuit and acclaimed in their own right for their mastery of captivating audiences and igniting public stages across the globe. Read more about them below.

The collaboration amongst the speakers is unusual given how carefully speakers at their level protect their trade secrets and art form. Between themselves, these highly acclaimed globe-trotting speakers boast the experience of presenting and facilitating at over 4 300 conferences worldwide.


6 Tuesday evenings 

Henley Business School, Witkoppen Road, Paulshof, Johannesburg

R21 000 ex VAT


Lynn Baker

Michael Jackson

Justin Cohen

For more information on the programme, please contact Lerato at Unique Speaker Bureau on 011 465 4410 or Elijah at Henley Business School on +27 11 808 0906

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