Speaking like a PRO (Public Speaking Course)


Location: Amsterdam

Dates: 22 – 26 July 2024 

Fee: € 950 (accommodation is not included)

Transform yourself from a competent speaker to an extraordinary, unforgettable speaker who effortlessly connects with any audience!

Program Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to speak with confidence, while making impactful business presentations
  • The session will handle how to create an elevator pitch
  • How to deal with glossophobia
  • How to use visual aids for creative presentations
  • These sessions are highly practical, with each participant getting a chance to make a lasting first impression while speaking like a PRO using cutting edge public speaking techniques

Who is the Coach?


Known by her colleagues as an influential agent for positive change who leads with confidence. Ann Wangui is a leading communication practitioner harmonizing processes, people and technology to the next level in growth and profitability as an industry leader in corporate practice and in Academia, Ann’s career is a testament of unflagging perseverance and commitment to success. She has over 20 years of experience working in the corporate space and in academia as a very respected lecturer in Daystar University and University of Nairobi. Her experience cuts across top level organizations such as Price Waterhouse cooper, master card foundation etc. She is currently a World Bank consultant in an advisory role for projects in 8 countries in Africa. Ms.Wangui is also a UN consultant in peace and security interventions in Mogadishu, Somalia. She has previously been contracted as an adviser to the National Assembly in Kenya on strategic communication management. Ann demonstrates innovative leadership as she previously led the CIPR program In East Africa from 2010 to 2022. In this role, she had to devise custom and holistic solutions that address multiple business areas and resolve persistent challenges. Her innovative strategies developed collaboration with corporate executives, leading to revenue growth for the organization. Most recently, while in the US, Ann ventured into the health communications space and empowered diverse organizations in impact led donor communication. Ann Wangui has a BA degree in Business Administration and Management from Messiah College, Philadelphia, USA, and a master’s degree from Trinity Western University, Canada.


Program sessions: 4 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

Introduction to Public Speaking, Practical sessions in the afternoon

How to create an elevator pitch

How to handle glossophobia, practical case study sessions in the afternoon

How to use Visual aids for creative presentations. The afternoon session will consist of role playing, with participants learning how to handle panel discussions while sharing their ideas.


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In exchange for being granted the opportunity to participate in The Netherlands Education Group (TNEG) programs, the student, intending to be legally bound, agrees to the following terms and conditions:

1. ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible to participate in TNEG programs, you must:
a. Have good command of English;
b. Be in good financial standing to pay for the course;
c. Be in good academic standing;
Please note that we do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program.
2. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: In order to participate in TNEG programs, you must demonstrate the following required competencies:
a. Ability to be flexible and adapt to new, unexpected circumstances as they occur. Navigate independently and/or appropriately in a new and /or unfamiliar environment. (Ex: live in a host dorm; use urban/rural public transportation systems).
b. Ability to be responsible for all known personal medical and psychological needs prior to participation in the program.
c. Ability to respect the host culture and its different language, values, customs, and belief systems.
d. Ability to respect people living with you as well as your neighbors, if living in an accommodation provided by TNEG. It is not allowed to make any kind of noise after 10pm, included but not limited to speaking on the phone loudly. If participant makes noise after 10 pm, he or she may be asked to leave the accommodation.


1. REGISTRATION FEE POLICY (*depending on the program):
Option 1
1st instalment: You pay 50% of the course fee. Then we send you a visa invitation from the organization that you use to apply for a visa. 2nd instalment: You pay the remaining 50% of the course fee within 5 business days after receiving a visa.
Option 2
1st instalment: You pay 100% of the course fee. Then we send you the following package of documents:
Visa invitation from the organization
The official visa invitation from the Municipality of Amsterdam confirming the invitation and supporting your visa application process
Proof of payment that can be included in your visa application package to confirm your financial sufficiency
The sponsorship letter from us stating that we are covering all your travel expenses during your stay in the Netherlands. 2nd instalment: No

2. ACCEPTANCE: By submitting an application or registration form online to a TNEG program you are agreeing to enroll in the program for which you applied/registered if you are approved and accepted. Programs may require interviews, written statements, or both, before deciding to accept a student. If the group does not reach its maximum capacity, the course might be canceled, rescheduled, or provided on an individual basis.

3. PROGRAM COST AND BILLING: Upon acceptance into the program, if applicable, the TNEG’s communication manager will send you an invoice for the program cost less the deposit. Full payment is due as stated on the invoice. For specific costs, please refer to the applicable program. 4. STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: In order to withdraw from a program, you must notify the communication manager and/or Program Leader(s) in writing. The participant has the right to cancel his/her participation in the program 30 days prior the starting date. In this case, second installment is not required (if it has not been already paid). If the participant cancels participation in less than 30 days, provided that a visa has been obtained (if necessary) and there are no other good reasons for canceling participation, then the participant must pay the full amount for participation in the program (remaining 50% of the payment, if they have not yet been paid) or reimburse all expenses incurred for the organization of the program. The organization, in negotiation with the participant, will determine which option is most appropriate. 5. REFUND POLICY. If a student cancels registration, there is no refund. Deposit is kept on the student’s account within the organization. If a student can’t join the planned course, the student can join any other one in future and the deposit will be successfully transferred. There is no deadline and student can use deposit anytime in future for any of the courses. Deposit transfer is available only between programs and can’t be moved to another person.

VISAS: You are generally responsible for obtaining proper visas and paying all costs associated with such visas. However, some programs include visa processing, which is coordinated by the Program Leader(s). Obtaining visas may be a lengthy and detailed process involving persistence. Check for specific entry requirements from VFS advisor. To attend our courses which are up to 3 months, you have to apply for a Short-Stay Schengen Visa. Go to VFS Advisor webpage, enter your country and destination. Complete the online application form, print it and sign it: https://consular.mfaservices.nl/schengen-visa/short-stay. Take your documents and print the completed Application Form and go to your local VFS center on the booked date and time. Submit your visa application.

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