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Public Speaking: Find Your Unique Voice

A course by Dasha Dollar-Smirnova
Public Speaking Coach. Inglaterra, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021
, Public Speaking Coach

Explore practical exercises and storytelling techniques to learn to speak to an audience and deliver engaging presentations with confidence.

  • Best seller
  • 99% positive reviews (586)
  • 32995 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore practical exercises and storytelling techniques to learn to speak to an audience and deliver engaging presentations with confidence.

  • 99% positive reviews (586)
  • 32995 students
  • 16 lessons (1h 38m)
  • 11 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What does it take to be a good public speaker? Confidence? Passion? Choice of language? Public speaking coach Dasha Dollar-Smirnova teaches you how to master all of the above, and much more, so you can engage an audience and deliver a compelling talk. She is the founder of public speaking training company Frog Talk where she combines her experience in the advertising industry with her drama training to help clients find their voice.

In this course Dasha teaches you how to become a confident public speaker with the ability to engage your listeners, and deliver a persuasive talk that’s tailored to your audience. Through practical exercises and advice, learn how to control your voice, manage your nerves, work with body language, and employ storytelling techniques so you can master the skill of public speaking. Are you ready to find your voice?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Getting to Know Your Tools
  • U3
    U3. Finding the Right Words
  • U4
    U4. Adding the Bells and Whistles
  • U5
    U5. Five Minutes Before
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know Dasha as she tells you about her background and how she became a public speaking coach. She also shares the things that inspire and influence her, from her hobbies, to sitcoms, and her experience in theatre.

Explore what it takes to be an effective public speaker as Dasha delves into the different aspects that make someone good at talking to an audience. She guides you through various breathing techniques, practical exercises for voice control and improving diction, and ways to demonstrate positive body language.

It’s time to start writing your presentation! Look at the use of language and what makes a talk compelling. Discover how to appeal to people’s emotions, as well as how and when to use facts. Learn about six qualities that make ideas stick in the minds of your listeners, develop the objective of your talk, and discover how to tailor its content to your audience. Then find out how to structure it to make your speech persuasive.

Put the finishing touches to your presentation as Dasha shows you how to add storytelling and narrative techniques to truly engage your audience. Create the slides that act as a visual aid to what you’re saying, then gain valuable tips on memorizing and rehearsing your talk.

End the course with advice on how to manage your nerves with grounding and anchoring techniques. Dasha takes you step-by-step through a practice run of your presentation, including setting yourself up for appearing on camera and breathing exercises to perform before recording.

What is this course's project?

Deliver a two to three minute online talk or presentation, on a subject of your choice. The objective is to persuade the audience to agree with what you’re stating or proposing.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who is looking to improve their public speaking skills or presentation skills.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, you need paper, a pen and some colored markers or highlighters, and equipment to record your presentation such as a smartphone, laptop or tablet.


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Dasha Dollar-Smirnova

A course by Dasha Dollar-Smirnova

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Public Speaking Coach

Dasha Dollar-Smirnova is a public speaking coach, and founder of Frog Talk, a company that provides public speaking training workshops. Dasha originally trained and worked in the field of drama and theatre which is where she built her confidence and found her voice.

Her first job was working for advertising agency Hogarth Worldwide, where she applied her acting background to the pitching team and helped the company become one of the UK’s fastest growing advertising agencies. Since then, she has obtained a master’s in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health and devoted herself, and Frog Talk, to helping individuals and companies master public speaking and become better communicators.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting to Know Your Tools

    • What Makes a Great Public Speaker
    • Understanding How the Voice Works
    • Breathing Techniques to Help With Projection
    • Diction—Warm Up Exercises for the Face and Tongue Twisters
    • Body and Taking up Space
  • U3

    Finding the Right Words

    • What Makes an Effective and Persuasive Talk?
    • Nailing the Objective of Your Presentation
    • Mapping Out and Tailoring Your Content to Your Audience
    • Putting Structure around It —Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
  • U4

    Adding the Bells and Whistles

    • Storytelling Techniques
    • Storyboarding
    • Rehearsal and Techniques for Memorising Your Content
  • U5

    Five Minutes Before

    • Final Tips
    • Managing Your Nerves—Techniques for Grounding
  • FP

    Final project

    • Public Speaking: Find Your Unique Voice

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Public Speaking: Find Your Unique Voice

A course by Dasha Dollar-Smirnova
Public Speaking Coach. Inglaterra, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (586)
  • 32995 students