Prepare to Deliver Your First Speech

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This lesson is a free preview from one of our public speaking courses, 'Introduction to Public Speaking - Foundation', a powerful course for people preparing to deliver their first public speech.

You may have entered a public speaking competition, been asked to speak at an event, or need to present to at school or university. If so, this course will equip you with everything you need to know before you stand behind the microphone.

The English Room Founder, Brooke Hardwick, is your expert guide through four compelling and transformative lessons. Join her step-by-step as she guides you through how to establish a positive mindset, research content, develop a script, write notecards, and physically prepare to deliver a winning speech on the day.

Each lesson includes teaching videos, quizzes, and downloadable resources to support your learning.

If you want to learn how to write a speech for every occasion, overcome nerves or persuade your audience, why not add another course? Better still, purchase the 'Platinum Bundle - The Ultimate Public Speaking Course', access exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else, master public speaking and transform your life.

Let' Begin

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • Welcome Video

  2. 02
    • Lesson 1 - Mindset - Video Lesson

    • Lesson 1 - Mindset - Quiz

    • Lesson 1 - Mindset - Worksheet Video Guide

    • Lesson 1 - Mindset - Worksheet

This course includes

  • Video Guided Lesson and Worksheet

  • Downloadable Resource

  • Quiz

  • Proven Method

  • Free Content

Created by Founder Brooke Hardwick

Brooke has taught English language and literature in Government and International schools across four continents since 1998. She’s qualified with a Bachelor of Secondary Education majoring in English Literature and a TESOL Certificate. She has decades’ experience teaching native and non-native English students in England, Scotland, Australia and Hong Kong with expertise in curriculum development.

Brooke is also a writer, with work published in journals, books, blogs and magazines. She knows the value of advanced English skills and their ability to improve one’s life.

Brooke has modelled The English Room from her experience creating English rooms in schools worldwide. When times changed and the opportunities for face-to-face learning diminished, she designed an online space that would mimic the traditional English classroom. As such, there’s a focus on practical activity-based learning and engaging video-guided lessons, worksheets and workbooks. Brooke focuses on improving your English through skills such as debating, public speaking and drama, instead of tedious tasks from textbooks.

With her wealth of experience and global perspective, Brooke provides English education that is both innovative and based on sound educational theory. You won’t find better English skills education anywhere else online! All you have to do is sign up to The English Room and transform your life!

Brooke Hardwick



“Brooke's classes made me feel supported, listened to, encouraged and appreciated. She individually cared for us and catered to our specific learning styles, differentiating her lessons to suit all students. She didn't approach teaching as a one-size-fits-all, and this is something I will implement in my teaching style when I graduate with a Master's of Primary Education this year. I hope my students can feel the same way I did about attending classes with Brooke. She has inspired me to become a teacher and continue the lessons she taught me to future generations.”

Australian Student

Megan Peacock

“Miss Hardwick is one of the kindest teachers I've ever met, and thanks to her, I was able to enhance my English, including writing and speaking. Through workshops with her, I discovered my drama and public speaking talents. I also learnt logical thinking and how to prepare a speech for numerous events, such as Debating and Speech Day! ”

Hong Kong Student

Alvin Chung

“Beaming with charisma and personality, Brooke engaged her classes with energy and enthusiasm that transferred to her students. She covered nuanced discourse, and her lessons showed me how to write effectively, compellingly, and concisely which helped me exceed through academia and beyond. ”

Australian Student

Rob Knaggs