How are we different?  Most public speaking trainers are former journalists, TV personalities and people who have always loved the spotlight.  They have an “unconscious competence” with public speaking that makes it hard to share their skill with other people.

That is not us!  We weren’t ‘born naturals’. We have overcome our own public speaking anxiety to become professional speakers who now speak all over the world, win speaking competitions, and help other people to become confident and masterful presenters.  We’ve deconstructed exactly what it takes to build real confidence and stage presence, and we only use techniques which we’ve tried and tested ourselves so we know they really work.  We can relate to our clients in a way that many of our competitors can’t, giving us a unique training style, and the results speak for themselves – see client testimonials.

Within our team we have a wide range of expertise to make sure we can cover all bases in helping people become exceptional communicators. Check out our trainers and their different specialisms below.


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Carrie Swift
Managing Director and Lead Trainer

Carrie is the Founder of Love Public Speaking.  She is an NLP practitioner, coach and public speaking expert.

After studying English Language and Linguistics at Sheffield University, Carrie began her career as a Conference Producer for a leading education training company.  She went on to head up a conference and training business within a communications agency where she was listed as the company’s best hire of 2011 in PR Week Magazine for innovative leadership, and spent five years working in this role as the youngest Director in the company’s history.

Carrie founded Love Public Speaking in 2016 out of a desire to help people develop better communication skills and emotional intelligence in order to positively impact their career and life prospects.  She is passionate about public speaking and its ability to transform people’s social confidence and career paths.


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Anthony Shuster
Voice Coach, Elocution and Accent Reduction Specialist

Anthony read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, where he specialised in Linguistics, before training in voice, diction and accents at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Alongside voice coaching, he is an award-winning actor who has worked extensively in theatre, TV and radio, with companies including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the BBC and Channel 4.

As a voice and communication skills coach, Anthony specialises in how to use voice when presenting to communicate with confidence, clarity and flair. He has worked for a wide range of corporate clients, including including Google, Adidas, BNY Mellon and PwC, on presentation skills, business communication and influencing. He is also an accent reduction specialist who helps non-native English speakers develop better clarity and accuracy in their spoken English.


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Jackie Beere OBE
Trainer, Author and International Speaker

Jackie began her career as a journalist before moving into teaching where she became Headteacher of a large, successful secondary school. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 for developing innovative learning programmes for students and teachers.

As the author of several best-selling books on learning, coaching and personal development, Jackie speaks all over the world to business leaders and school leaders on the latest strategies for developing emotionally intelligent leadership and a growth mindset culture.

Her latest book GROW comes as a supplement on our Level 1 Course and on Jackie’s course, Grow: change your mindset, change your life.


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Glen Long
Speech-Writer and Humorous Speaking Coach

After studying at Cambridge and then Edinburgh University, Glen spent 10 years in the corporate world before beginning a second career as a professional script writer for radio, television and online. He has worked for leading broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4, including working as an in-house writer and script editor for BBC Comedy Online. He was the co-creator of popular online comedy show Henry 8.0, starring cult legend Brian Blessed.

Alongside speech writing and online editorial work, Glen is a professional MC and the past president of Bloomsbury Speakers, a London-based public speaking group where he has won numerous humorous speech contests. He offers expert speech-writing support and coaches people on how to use humour in public speaking.


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Terri Broughton
Transformative Coach

Terri offers 1-to-1 coaching to help people build confidence, overcome fear of public speaking, and tackle anxiety issues in a broad range of areas.

A highly effective personal coach and trainer, Terri helps individuals in their private lives as well as executives, managers and teams. She concentrates on developing the strength, resilience and insight of the individual to help them find clarity and understanding in their careers and professional relationships, as well as happiness in their personal lives.

Terri studied Executive Coaching and Mentoring with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM Level 7), and recently completed the certified Clarity Coach Programme.


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Henry Playfoot
Pitch Doctor

Henry, our ‘Pitch Doctor’ is a strategic communications expert who works with senior individuals and teams who want an edge when they are pitching ideas, presenting projects and securing partners.

After running national behaviour change campaigns for the Department of Health, Henry worked for the BBC, re-branding Radio 4. He left to set up Soho-based digital agency, White Loop, and then led an angel-backed education tech start-up developing apps and games for kids. Henry’s most recent role was as Strategy Director for multi-award winning agency Claremont Communications, where he honed his pitching and presentation skills and was awarded the prestigious Suzy Spirit Award for inspiring and mentoring colleagues. Please note: Henry is not a real doctor.