Course Description

Public Speaking with Fiona (Award winning Toastmaster)

Marino College


Nervous of speaking in public? Learn how to overcome your fear in a relaxed, friendly environment. This course, given by an award-winning Toastmaster, will teach you how to craft and deliver engaging presentations and speak off-the-cuff. You’ll be able to deliver that sales pitch, make that wedding speech or simply be yourself in any group at any time.”

The following is a broad overview of the course content followed by more detailed class plans:

Course content:

  •  Confidence building exercises
  • Handling nerves
  •  Impromptu speaking exercises

Learn how to craft a speech

  •  Generating great ideas
  • Knowing your message
  •  Organising your structure


Learn how to deliver a speech

  •  Project your voice
  •  Using body lan language
  •  Using the stage

Deliver prepared speeches

 Evaluate peers and get group feedback


Fiona O’Meara has won many speech contests and came second in the All Ireland and UK Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest finals in 2014. She has a first Class Honours degree in European Studies, French and Spanish and a first class honours Higher Diploma in Business from UCD Smurfit School of Business. As VPPR of Vox Populi Toastmasters club she promotes the brand, mentors new members, facilitates workshops and gives regular speeches. She has performed with two comedy Improv groups, The ‘Provcats and Idle Banter, in various clubs in Dublin.

Her greatest achievement by far has been walking again after being bed-bound for years with illness. This made her an expert in the art of failing, succeeding and overcoming fear. She greatly understands just how debilitating speaking anxiety can be.

Private coaching is also available at

Tutor:  Fiona O’Meara

Course Code 43
College Name Marino College
Course Category Business, Public Speaking
Course Type Practical
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 17th September 2019
Course End Date 26th November 2019
Course Fee €90
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times Tuesday 6.30 - 8.00pm
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Course Provider

Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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