Public Speaking Bootcamp

at General Assembly - Online

Course Details
$250 8 seats
Start Date:

Wed, Dec 16, 9:00am - 2:00pm Pacific Time

Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Shahier Rahman

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this public speaking class:

Utilize skills and tactics by entertainers such as improvisers and actors to elevate your public speaking performance, forget the fear, and learn to love the spotlight!

Public speaking is the most common #1 phobia in today's society, and at the same time, our abilities to strongly represent ourselves are becoming more and more of a priority. Whether we are job interviewing, pitching our startup, actively networking, or needing to lead a presentation in a boardroom or on a massive stage, confidence, clarity, and communication skills need to hit the mark.

In this fun and interactive class, you will learn how to bring out the best of yourself by proven methods which performers utilize to engage an audience, relax your nerves, leave an impression, and thrive off of positive attention.


  • In depth lecture which will provide enhancement to your communication skills and abilities to connect with people
  • Learn new ways of handling stress and nerves associated to public speaking and presenting yourself in high pressure situations
  • Develop a warm up routine which will give you helpful strategies for feeling calm, present, ready and able to make an impact on stage
  • Receive feedback to help identify your speaking strengths and weaknesses combined with time to practice for improvement


  • No prior experience is required and any public speaking exercises will be optional. Should you want to get up, be prepared to participate in group games and talk about yourself through easy and fun guided questions.
  • Please come to class with a story that you're willing to share. The story should be about you and should be around 2 minutes in length.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


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This workshop will be hosted online (Livestream) using Zoom and Slack. Registered students will be notified 48 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to class start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 2:00pm Pacific Time Shahier Rahman 1 $250

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Question from Jasmine U.
Do you have to purchase all the dates to complete class or could I just do one ?How does that work ?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jasmine! You can just book one date for this class. Just click on the "Book Now" button and follow the steps at checkout. Hope this helps!
Question from Anonymous
How much is the 12 week program?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, there! This Bootcamp is only for 1 session. Hope this helps!
Question from Anonymous
Hi, Are the classes every Saturday at noon starting on March 31st? What’s the schedule? Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! As of this time, we only have 1 class date. You can definitely save the class to your wish list so that you will be notified via email once new dates are posted on our website.

Reviews of Classes at General Assembly (2,563)

(2563 Reviews)
Public Speaking Bootcamp
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/9/2019
I can't tell you what I thought of the class because the class was canceled day of and I was never notified. So after spending an hour and a half traveling up to Los Angeles and finding the building location, I then had to wait an additional 10 minutes only to be told that the class had been canceled and rescheduled for the following week. We were offered a chance at a refund as well but that would be something that could not be processed there and would instead need to be taken up with the CourseHorse website. The lack of communication on both CourseHorse and GA was unprofessional. The assumption of an immediate reschedule only reaffirms that they believe my time is easily flexible and can revolve around their mistakes. What's more is that GA informed us that we should not apply for classes through CourseHorse because then they are not responsible for informing us of last minute cancellations. No one wants to take responsibility for the oversight and as a result, both agencies look as if customer service is not a priority.
Public Speaking Bootcamp
Reviewed by Rebecca W. on 12/9/2019
The class was cancelled on the morning-of, no concrete explanation given. General Assembly sent one email to myself notifying us that the class had been cancelled... a mere 2 hours before the scheduled start time (no email was sent to my 2 colleagues who were also registered for the same class). We'd received a confirmation email from Coursehorse only a couple days prior, reminding us of the class time/location. This class was scheduled on a Saturday afternoon, already outside of normal work hours, so the fact that they waited until the very last moment to officially cancel the class is completely unacceptable. All three of us were already on the way to the class location since we are based in a different county, and because I don't have work email on my personal cell phone, I didn't even realize the class had been cancelled at all until we arrived at the empty front desk. We waited 10 minutes until a receptionist arrived to inform us that the class was no longer taking place that day. They said something vague about a change in management, and even hinted that the lack of communication wasn't General Assembly's responsibility since we booked through Coursehorse and not directly with them. The email itself neglected to take full responsibility for the inconvenience this caused to all the registered students. It simply said that General Assembly would automatically reschedule us for the following Saturday, or issue a refund at our request. This is not nearly doing enough. Our nonprofit company had to not only pay for the class fees, but also the cost of transportation to/from downtown Los Angeles and pay for a full workday of our time. We ourselves had to block out an entire Saturday months ahead to be able to attend the class, and reschedule our whole work week around the odd hours. We cannot accept a refund because of the accounting nightmare this will cause our company; yet crediting us for a future class only makes us wary of even greater inconvenience in the future. Not to mention, General Assembly raised the price of the class WEEKS AFTER we had registered and paid. Then Coursehorse attempted to charge us the difference in cost. This was resolved only after I said that they did NOT have my permission to charge our company credit card for the difference since we already paid what was posted at the time of registration. Our entire experience with the General Assembly/Coursehorse setup was disappointing to say the least. Thoroughly unprofessional.
Public Speaking Bootcamp
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/4/2019
Unfortunately, this class wasn't what I was expecting. The instructor, Lizzy, was great and very knowledgeable in the field of public speaking. However, the structure of the class was horrible. You can't learn public speaking without practicing it, and being lectured at for 4+ hours doesn't align with adult learning principles. Major revisions required.
Public Speaking Bootcamp
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/21/2019
The instructor Lizzy was awesome. Very energized and she kept it fun. A lot of good information. Can't wait to practice what she taught.
Public Speaking Bootcamp
Reviewed by Judy H. on 8/3/2019
Loved the class! Great tips for public speaking!
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