Speak with Confidence

No more miscommunication. Become more confident, say what you mean, and navigate any interaction.

Overview

Whether you're nervous speaking publicly, anxious in social settings, or just want to get ahead at work, learning the techniques of effective communication will change the way you approach every interaction. Join master communicators, speechwriters, and vocal coaches as they teach you how to speak in any setting, from presenting to clients, to giving a wedding toast, to schmoozing at dinner parties.

You'll learn how to:

Overcome speaking anxiety
Assess your strengths
Improve your weaknesses
Accept feedback
Sound confident
Write a speech
Tell a story
Prepare for a presentation
Appear comfortable on stage
Connect with your audience
Talk to a camera
Have better conversations
Navigate disagreements
Nail a job interview
Network like a pro
Communicate with other cultures

What you'll get

  • 7 hours of audio lessons

    Start speaking more confidently in just a few hours.

  • Workbook

    When listening isn’t an option, dig into this text-based PDF.

  • Speech-writing guides

    Guidelines you can use to become a better writer.

  • Speaking self-assessment

    Measure your own improvement as an effective communicator.

  • Lesson summaries

    Be reminded of the key things you’ve learned.

  • Curated resources

    Save time searching. We’ve collected the best resources for you.

  • Glossary of terms

    Get up to speed on speaking terminoogy.

  • Live event checklist

    Ensure your next in-person presentation goes off without a hitch.

  • Virtual presentation tips

    Best practices to impress any digital audience.

Experts in this course

  • Celeste Headlee
    Celeste Headlee is a journalist, speaker, and writer who has hosted programs on Georgia Public Radio and NPR. Her TEDx talk, “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation,” has been viewed by more than 20 million people, and she has given speeches at companies like Twitter, United Airlines, Apple, Ford, and Google.
  • Dr. Aziz Gazipura
    Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence, where he teaches people how to master conversations, accelerate their careers, and create deeply fulfilling relationships. He is the author of three best-selling books, including Not Nice.
  • Julian Treasure
    Julian Treasure is a highly-rated international public speaker on business sound and personal communication skills. His five TED talks have been viewed over 80 million times, and his latest is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. He is the author of the books Sound Business and How To Be Heard.
  • Juliana Schroeder
    Juliana Schroeder is a professor in the Management of Organizations group at the Haas School of Business. Juliana’s research examines how people make social judgments and decisions. Her research has been published in a wide range of academic journals and featured by popular media outlets.
  • Aaron Beverly
    Aaron Beverly is the 2019 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. Through his public speaking career, he has engaged audiences at Fortune 100 companies, notable universities, and numerous countries around the world.
  • Vera Carothers
    Vera Carothers is a writer, audio producer, and teaching artist for The Moth. Previously, she traveled the country as a bilingual facilitator with the StoryCorps Mobile Tour. Her audio work has been featured on NPR, WNYC, WAMU, and Panoply.
  • Amy Landino
    Amy Landino is a bestselling author and award-winning host of AmyTV. With over 20 million views of her successful YouTube series, Amy is a leading authority on getting digital attention.
  • LeRon Barton
    LeRon Barton is a writer, speaker, and author of two books. His TEDx talk on how he overcame his fear of stuttering has reached over 100,000 views. LeRon and his work have appeared in numerous publications, including Al Jazeera, Salon, and Your Tango.
  • Marilyn Pittman
    Marilyn Pittman worked as a talent and voice coach for NPR stations for more than three decades. She is also an award-winning narrator, solo performer, and comic.
  • Susan Hughes
    Susan Hughes is a professor of psychology at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania and the director of the Evolutionary Studies program at the college. Most of her research is in the field of evolutionary psychology, with an emphasis on the study of the human voice, and it has been featured in many popular media sources.
  • Josephine Lee
    Josephine Lee is an industry-leading entrepreneur and international award winning speaker. In 2016, she won third place in the World Championship of Public Speaking, becoming the first Korean American woman to place on the final stage. Since then, she has given keynote addresses around the world.
  • Pellegrino Riccardi
    Pellegrino Riccardi is a cross-cultural expert, motivational speaker, speaker trainer, and communications consultant. For over 30 years, Pellegrino has engaged audiences all over the world with a style of public speaking that presents complex ideas in a simple and accessible way.
  • Michelle Tillis Lederman
    Michelle Tillis Lederman is one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts and the author of four books, including the internationally acclaimed The 11 Laws of Likability, and her latest, The Connector’s Advantage. Michelle is a connection creator and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs for Fortune 500, non-profit, university, and government clients.
  • David Litt
    David Litt writes speeches, op-eds, and jokes for Fortune 100 CEOs, professional athletes, leading philanthropists, and prominent political figures. He was a senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to President Barack Obama and also served as the lead joke-writer for several White House Correspondents’ Dinner monologues.
  • Brian Mitchell
    Brian Mitchell is a former Washington Redskins running back and return specialist. After 14 years in the NFL, he began a successful radio and TV career as the co-host of the midday show on Team 980, an Urban One radio station. Brian is also a motivational speaker who addresses audiences across the United States.

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  • Connect with course leaders and ask questions

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What people are saying

  • Several months ago, I stumbled onto the Knowable course Speak with Confidence. Celeste Headlee is positively brilliant! This course is so engaging that one can't help but be entertained while being educated at the same time-not an easy feat. The use of real life people, their experiences, and the insights of the experts who are included is invaluable. The course is constructed so that real life situations are discussed and solutions are provided. For the first time, I have a course that leaves me with more answers than I had questions to which is quite an accomplishment. Not only would I highly recommend this course, I would urge anyone who is interested in public speaking to purchase it. Thank you Knowable for the amazing content!
    Marcy Westcott, Blanco, Texas
  • Communication is so vital to everything we do, be it work, school, play, and romance. As a full-time real estate analyst who's also in business school on the weekends, I find it hard enough to juggle those things along with a social life, and social anxiety makes it 10x harder. With its many real-world examples and fantastic guest speakers, this course was super helpful in preparing me with strategies to communicate clearly and effectively - alleviating some of the burden and allowing me to more fully enjoy what I'm doing. The lesson on networking in group settings was a standout for me. This course is great for anyone interested in beefing up their communication and public speaking skills!
    Daniel Rosenwald, Los Angeles
  • I was invited to pitch our startup at a conference. Of course, I accepted the invitation but felt the impulse to decline because I was anxious. Back then, I didn't know why I was so afraid to talk in front of a bigger group of people. Knowable gave me the answers. This course allowed me to learn so much more about myself. I learned super practical tips about presenting that I not only use in my professional life, but also with my friends, family and partner.
    Selcuk Aciner, Berlin, Germany

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