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Public Speaking

Art of Public Speaking


The Public Speaking course at CTS College provides an introductory exploration into the principles of strategic, confident and credible public speaking - an invaluable skill in various aspects of personal and professional life. Delving into the art of addressing a group, the course focuses on the multifaceted aims of public speaking, including informing, convincing, influencing, persuading and entertaining. Employing diverse teaching techniques, participants engage in various oral presentation experiences, covering special occasions, personal narratives, panel discussions, impromptu speeches, debates, communication games and both informative and persuasive speaking.

Emphasising essential elements such as anxiety management, speech design, active listening, communication ethics, addressing diverse audiences and dynamic delivery, the course enables participants to hone their elocution skills. Through a series of speeches and assignments, students not only gain proficiency in voice control, gestures, mimics and eye contact, but also cultivate critical reasoning, analytical and argumentative skills essential for effective public communication.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Deliver a presentation effectively
  • Build confidence in giving presentations
  • Engage and involve the audience successfully
  • Develop successful strategies to manage difficult situations and people
  • Prepare and structure a presentation for maximum impact
  • Develop a specific action plan to build skills and confidence
  • Apply a series of basic guidelines to deliver formal & informal presentations
  • Define the purpose of their presentations based on the expected outcomes
  • Prepare a variety of presentations and produce effective openings
  • Identify and apply a series of effective questioning techniques
  • Feel more confident about speaking in public through rehearsal and practice
  • Design evidence and visual aids, structure bridges and transitions from subject to subject and deliver a memorable closing


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 4 weeks with 2 classes per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Face-to-face and online classes (online classes are recorded for further review)
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

This course utilises the following teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Guest lectures by industry professionals
  • Class discussions
  • Presentations
  • Role playing

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Anyone interested in public speaking
  • Public Speakers
  • Persons interested in building their confidence

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this course – all are welcome to join and learn.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

  • What's trending - ice breaker and introductions
  • Purpose of public speaking
  • Dealing with difficult audiences
  • Understanding and interpreting body language
  • Vocal variety and types of speeches
  • Pitch and sound


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Tuesday, Thursday 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm 4 weeks 24 hours $1,000.00 Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton

Session - Tuesday, Thursday (06:00 pm to 09:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 Session 1 - Online Classes Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Thursday, February 22, 2024
2024 Session 2 - Online Classes Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Thursday, May 16, 2024
2024 Session 3 - Online Classes Tuesday, July 23, 2024 Tuesday, August 20, 2024
2024 Session 4 - Online Classes Tuesday, October 22, 2024 Tuesday, November 19, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online and Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via a combination of live online and face-to-face classes.

Online Classes: Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Face-to-Face Classes: Students would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Group work assignments
  • Evaluations of real life events
  • Projects
  • Oral Presentations

Note: Time missed, late arrivals and absences from class result in students missing integral aspects of the course and may incur grading penalties.


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


The following texts are recommended for this programme:

Name: The Art of Public Speaking, 11th Edition
Author(s): Lucas, Stephen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Copyright Year: © 2012

Note: The texts are not included in the cost of this programme.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,000. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton to facilitate the Public Speaking course. Ms. Wills-Caton not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton is a distinguished professional in the film and event management industry with over 17 years of event planning experience and 14 years in media management and film production. She currently holds the positions of Film Commissioner and General Manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, where she oversees all aspects of film sector development and has facilitated over 50 international productions.

Ms. Wills-Caton is also the Managing Director at Fixerfilm Limited and has coordinated a wide range of events, including high-level weddings, sports days, red carpet events for international films, and cultural shows. Her work extends to media management for Machel Monday, annual coordination of Nikkiland, and producing feature films, music videos, commercials and online media content. She has contributed to international projects such as "Home Again," "Girlfriends Getaway," CBS's "The Amazing Race," VH1's "Love and Hip Hop," and "Girls Cruise."

Leslie’s academic credentials include a Professional Certificate in Event Management and an Executive Diploma in Protocol and High-Level Events from the International School of Protocol and Diplomacy in Brussels. She is also certified as an Etiquette Consultant from The Etiquette Institute in Missouri.

Leslie Ann Wills-Caton’s diverse skills and deep experience make her a valuable educator and mentor, equipping students with the practical skills and confidence needed to excel in various fields including Events Management and Public Speaking. Her dynamic teaching approach and real-world insights offer an unparalleled learning experience for aspiring professionals.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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