Communication Coaching for Pupils

‘How to feel Confident’ – a one hour talk for Sixth Form pupils

Robin passionately believes there is a real need for children to be able to communicate clearly and confidently, whether reading aloud in class, speaking from the podium on Speech Day or at a university interview.

In this one hour talk, Robin will share some simple and effective tools that can help pupils appear and feel more confident in pressured situations, like public speaking or university or job interviews.

He will look at nerves, voice, and body language – learning how to tread that fine line between confidence and arrogance.

Confidence is an invaluable life skill that will help pupils in situations well beyond the classroom.

The consistent feedback from pupils, and from Heads of Sixth Form, is that this talk is inspiring, practical and, above all, great fun.

What pupils will learn

A really fun talk

Pupils will always learn more if they are having fun. Robin makes these sessions memorable, actionable, and above all great fun.

Topics covered

Robin will offer simple exercises to deal with nerves and some clever ideas on structure, so students feel and act more confidently.

Feeling confident!

At the end of this session, your students will have learned the essential skills to feel more confident and to communicate clearly.

For students

Interactive Public Speaking and Interview Skills training – helping students succeed in the real world

We all want to do our best when facing the nerves around public speaking or the worrying prospect of an interview, whether that’s for our next school, university or our first job.

Our group Public Speaking training is great fun. It’s crammed full of specific tips and exercises to help each individual student.

With an interview, we only have one go at it, so 1-1 coaching practice is really helpful. We want pupils to be relaxed and prepared enough to be their very best, every time.

Learning these skills while still at school gives students a firm foundation on which to build as they grow into adulthood, helping them substantially in both their personal and professional lives.

Our experience, enthusiasm and sense of humour, make our sessions memorable, fun and above all, really effective.

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Actor, author and communication guru

Robin Kermode is a best-selling author, popular keynote speaker and respected media commentator. He is the leading body language expert for The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail. As one of Europe’s leading communication coaches, he works globally with senior leaders, politicians and corporate teams. Find out more.

“Robin is an engrossing speaker: simple, clear and remarkably effective.”

Dr Anthony Seldon
Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham


Yes. We have given this talk to both Lower and Upper Sixth Forms together and separately.

We totally understand the nerves and anxieties pupils may be going through. We are experienced in creating a safe and fun environment in which even the most nervous and shy students can learn and really enjoy the session. And because of the lecture nature of this talk, nobody will feel under pressure to take part if they don’t want to.

Yes, they can be run virtually. There are advantages, of course to any coaching scenario. Face to face group sessions are naturally interactive, whilst video online sessions have the benefit of learning best practice there.

Yes we do. Please contact the office to arrange a call to discuss your requirements.

The Interview Training can be run over full or half days. Please contact the office to arrange a call to discuss your requirements.

Learning interview skills is important for students at any stage; and learning these in advance of the pressure of an interview allows students to assimilate the skills easily. We recommend a refresher session immediately prior to the interview.

Of course. We’d be delighted to help and will arrange an initial phone call to discuss your requirements in detail. Please contact the office.