Welcome to Speaker Training

Where are you?

Comfort Zone

fear of speaking

Learn from the ancient Greeks


The audience

The goal

Theme and title


Creative process


Use figures of Speech

The digital presentation

Customize your presentation

Hybrid PowerPoint Model


The Walkthrough

Well-lit stage

Technical walkthrough






Online Course Speakertraining

Speakertraining.online stands out from the rest. It is about all presentation aspects  – not preliminary data from booklets but valuable tips from 25 years of experience. Even factors such as humour, microphone technique etc., are discussed.  We cover areas, other speakertraining do not cover.

What does the course cost?

The complete online course of 79 lessons costs one time 49,00 €. Normally the course cost 149,00 €. The 49,00 € is the special Summer 2022 price!

Is it a subscription?

Nee, het bedrag 49,00 € is eenmalig en je kan de cursus een jaar lang gebruiken.

how long does it take?

That’s hard to say. Of course, it is also determined by where you are now. If you fear speaking, it will take longer than you have already talked about at times, and you want to improve yourself. Some lessons will scroll you through reasonably quickly; others will have to be ‘landing’ before you can apply them in practice. Get started, and you’ll see that you’ll enjoy it.

What does a lesson look like?

Each lesson has texts, a video and one or more cartoons. Look below for three example lessons.

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Six modules

You can decide for yourself which lessons you want to see, as often as you like. Click the arrow to view the modules.

Vertical Videos

The vertical videos are specially made to fit these best on your mobile phone. Click the arrow to see a demo.

In your own time

You decide when and what lessons you follow. You can skip lessons and review lessons again.

Most complete course

In the course, she will also pay attention to issues such as humour and technical walkthrough

Clear and efficient

The text and videos are easy to follow. the content is clear and to the point.


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About the coach

The coach and initiator of this online course is Tom Sligting. He has been on stage for over 28 years as a comedian and professional speaker. With more than 4500 performances, he is a true experience expert. He has seen many more presentations and thus came up with the idea of starting this course. There is always something to be improved. That’s why Tom also appeals to a broad audience who has a fear of speaking and takes the first steps on stage and who presents regularly and knows that it can be better and fresher. As I said, there is always something to learn. Surprise yourself and your audience; you’ll enjoy getting powerful feedback after your next presentation.

Three example lessons

1.9 Clearing the myth

Only seven per cent of all communication consists of words. That means ninety-three per cent is nonverbal.’ 

– Albert Mehrabian

To come straight to the point: this statement is a myth. You say ‘yes’ while your head is shaking ‘no.’ have you ever seen this percentage in training? It’s a common phrase. Google it; the Internet is full of it. But the statement isn’t correct: it doesn’t apply to all communication, but only to inconsistent communication.

The percentages from the study have taken on a life of their own over time. They have often been shared and misinterpreted, so many people assume that they apply to all communication. So if a communication guru claims that these percentages apply to all communication, you can correct him and clear this myth.

You might wonder why people are so afraid of forgetting their text, as long as it makes up a small seven per cent of the presentation…

3.20 Learning from beautiful stories

My kids love to watch Finding Nemo, Cars, and other animated films by Pixar. And I have to admit: I like to watch with them, and every time I am surprised about how I am taken into the story as an adult. It doesn’t matter if it’s about a fish or a car. At Pixar, they have a good understanding of telling a story. This is evident from their turnover, which exceeds eight billion dollars a year.

I analyzed how such a story is constructed just to see if there was a general formula or a fixed pattern behind it. I came to the following: the story starts with the main character in a (for him) everyday situation. Then something remarkable happens (often a disaster or a drama) with consequences that need to be solved. It ends with an excellent positive plot, usually involving a bit of morality. This was my ‘gut feeling’ about the story’s construction in their films.

After some research, I found an article by Emma Coats. She has worked on many Pixar movies. She once kept track of Twitter of the process of the creation of such a film. In one of the tweets, she told me exactly what I had come up with. Six sentences.    

  • Once upon a time…
  • Every day…      
  • One day… (something remarkable, strange, awful)
  • Then problems had to be solved…    
  • Then it happened…
  • Until…, look where we are now!

So Pixar – and no doubt any other good filmmaker or writer – use this starting point to tell an exciting story. It’s as simple as that! You can use this too. It offers you a guide to building your own story. If you don’t have anything on paper yet and follow these sentences, then suddenly there’s… a story.


 5.2 Make sure the stage is lit. 

 It seems so simple, you organize an event, there will be a stage, professional sound, plenty of chairs and a nice beamer. Done.  

Even leading event agencies have enough on this list.  

If someone thinks about the stage lighting, it is often deleted. Otherwise, you will not be able to read the small print on the projector screen.  

I have already mentioned it, but I have to emphasize this once again: 

A speaker MUST be in the light.  

A speaker is more important than the images of a projector.  

Because facial expressions are essential if you want to tell a story.  

You can show a graph of disappointing results; it will only become severe when you see the director’s face, knowing something will change.  

You are touched by how someone looks, not by a figure.  

Also, light has an impact on the public’s mind.

When it’s dark, people get tired.  

They can do nothing about it, so our body works. 

If you walk out of a cinema after an hour and a half, 

you’ll have to get back to it all.  

What if you have a full-day conference?  

Light in the room is also essential if you want your audience to have enough energy for the afternoon program even after lunch.  

So, put good light amenities on your list.  

You can rent some LED lights that can easily colour the event.  

Then I would like to talk about the projector of beamer.  

This is often in front of the stage; why? Nobody knows.  

Thanks to that, you can walk through the light. 

That doesn’t look good; see the pictures below, 

these pictures I took myself.  

You cannot seriously listen to someone who has projected various figures on his forehead.  

Now, as a speaker, you often cannot influence the formation of the room, the light and the projector, or chairs.

If you are prepared for an important speech, 

It is advisable to check this in advance and make your wishes clear.  

What are those wishes?  

The projector screen should be next to the stage or in a large room above it.  

Not right in front of the stage.

Theatre lights on stage.  

And enough light for the audience.