The Actors Centre

Speaking with Confidence

“The Centre provides a unique service helping professional actors improve their skills and exercise their talents and so provides the entertainment industry as a whole with a pool of practised, inquiring artists.” Sir Anthony Hopkins


The Actors Centre is the UK’s leading organisation offering continual professional development for actors throughout their careers. Working with some of the highest regarded international performers and coaches across theatre, film and television, we bring our expertise and experience into the business world, offering a unique theatrical approach to professional training.


Next Course Dates


Date: Tuesday 16 July, 10.30-17.30

Tutor: Michael Hill

Introductory price: £150 plus VAT




Course Overview

This one day course aims to develop each participant’s confidence and ability to speak publicly. We will assess each individual’s concerns around public speaking, and evaluate their current performance through their use of voice, body language and energy to convey the message.

Using tailored acting techniques we will then provide the framework to overcome nerves, eliminate bad habits and increase their proficiency to connect and interact with an audience. While conducted in a group setting, this workshop will have a large emphasis on the individual, to ensure they are receiving the correct direction to convey their personality and individual style.

Participants should prepare a 2 minute talk for this workshop on a topic of their choice (ideally something related to their work). They will have the option to work from bullet points or notes when delivering the speech at the end of the session, but for exercises it is necessary to have a full speech written down. The presentation will be delivered in front of the group at the end of the workshop. If participants wish to film their speeches, they should bring a phone/camera and charger.

Participants will be provided with lunch and will be sent a menu ahead of the workshop. Dietry requirements will be catered for where possible. Teas and coffees will also be provided throughout the day. 

About the Tutor

Michael Hill is a London-based voice coach, singer and freelance BBC broadcaster, with a particular interest in voice science and its practical applications for expressive speaking and singing.
His vocal coaching has embraced a wide range of different performers and styles – from teaching singing and accents to TV actors, coaching West End singers, helping lawyers with public speaking and even training international metalcore bands to grunt safely on tour! 
He teaches vocal technique, performance and vocal health at Europe’s largest contemporary music college, BIMM. Michael is also one of only a handful of people in the UK to have completed the prestigious Authorised Teacher course from the Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark, one of the world’s largest voice research institutes. He has given voice masterclasses for a variety of respected institutions, such as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Clinical Excellence Networks within the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.


"Excellent workshop, going beyond any presentation skills course I have ever attended before in terms of how to deliver content and manage vocal performance" Keith, Participant


By purchasing a space on our Speaking with Confidence course you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. This workshop is for those aged 18 and above.


Bespoke Workshops

We can run a bespoke Speaking with Confidence workshop for your company at the Actors Centre, for up to 12 participants. We will be offering this at an introductory price, please contact Lauren at [email protected] for more information.

We can also provide one on one public speaking training, or media coaching, for individuals. Please get in touch for more information.