Speaking in Public: Storytelling, Influence, and Presence

Online Micro Course

From GetSmarter.

Discover what it takes to communicate clearly, confidently, and compellingly in personal, professional, or public settings.
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You qualify for a 15% discount on this course. Use the code COACH15 when you register to claim your savings.

Who is this course for?

  • Students who wish to learn to think on their feet and leverage the art of storytelling to engage audiences
  • Business leaders, executives, and experts who are expected to speak publicly about complex, or occasionally controversial, topics
  • Existing public speakers looking to gain new techniques to stay at the forefront of their industries
  • Managers who need to represent their companies by communicating clearly and confidently to stakeholders
  • Founders seeking to build a brand through storytelling
  • Professionals, specialists, and panelists wanting to learn how to effectively express big ideas to a broad audience

ZAR 2,990 (South African Rands)

Course Includes:

  • 2 weeks, including 1 week orientation
  • 5–7 hours of self-paced learning per week, entirely online
  • No prerequisites
  • Digital badge from GetSmarter
  • English
  • 15% CoachED discount coupon code: COACH15
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Module 1

Telling stories with impact and confidence

Discover what it takes to be a relatable, persuasive, and memorable communicator, whether presenting your ideas in front of an audience or virtually.

Module 2

Communicate like a pro: Be good, be brief, be gone

Learn how to outline, craft, and deliver your message as effectively as possible, in order to advance your career.

GetSmarter Bruce Whitfield

Your Course Convenor

Bruce Whitfield

Speaker; Radio, TV, and Print Journalist

Whitfield’s refreshingly non-conformist, optimistic view of the world has seen him become South Africa’s most awarded financial journalist and a highly sought-after public speaker. As radio host of The Money Show on 702 and Cape Talk, Whitfield has won more awards for financial journalism than any other working South African media professional. A celebrated broadcaster, author, and TV presenter, he is also a contributing editor at the Financial Mail. His latest venture, The Upside of Down, is a bestselling book that is already selling out its second edition.


“Meeting the classmates was very nice. We are all from different parts of the world but shared our presenting skills and fears with one another, which was great. I learned a lot and the insights that were shared was awesome. The content was useful and relevant.”

Jolene Fransman | Proposal Developer, Stellenbosch University

“A stimulating, engaging and high-value course that is a must for upgrading your personal and professional communication skills.”

Kerishan Govender | Head of Operations, Rain

“My overall impression of the content was positive. I learned many tools that I can now go ahead and use in my everyday work life to better my career and role as an executive. Online courses can be tricky at times, as there is nothing quite like a personal interaction, but this course under the circumstances of COVID was a great experience. My understanding of the topic has been enhanced, as I now have tools that I can use on a daily basis and the videos downloaded to remind me if I need to refer back to them […].”

Natalie Lazaris | Business Head, Reach For A Dream Foundation

Speaking in Public: Storytelling, Influence, and Presence

From GetSmarter.