Public Speaking Coach

You're a natural speaker. You can command a room, engage your audience, and get your information across like a pro. Even better, you love helping others grow as speakers as well! If this sounds like you, becoming a Public Speaking Coach VBO may be a great career opportunity to consider.

Stage fright and social anxiety can mess with even the most knowledgeable of professionals, and you can help them to move past their fears! As a Public speaking coach, your role is to work with clients to help them communicate effectively during public speaking engagements like presentations, speeches, and more. There is no shortage of people who need assistance in this area, and you could be the one to help them!


Public speaking coaches help clients to achieve their personal and professional goals by working with them to improve their public speaking skills. Public speaking coaches identify and implement strategies for clients to improve their vocal delivery, articulate their thoughts better, and enhance their body language cues. Businesses use public speaking coaches to improve employees' presentation abilities, while schools use coaches to instruct courses in forensics.

Coaches with experience in forensic arts may instruct clients on effective debating techniques, persuasive arguing, and rhetorical delivery. Clients can include teachers, politicians, entrepreneurs, salespeople, and more. While no formal licensure is required to practice this profession, speaking coaches can enhance their marketability by earning coaching certification and accreditation.

Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Public Speaking Coach VBO:

  • You can help others overcome their fear of public speaking.
  • You can help people grow their confidence and develop their leadership skills.
  • You can work with a wide variety of clients across several industries.

Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Public Speaking Coach
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Public Speaking Coach

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​Public Speaking Coach For Entrepreneurs

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Public Speaking Coach For Entrepreneurs giving TED Talks

In the other tabs featuring Blogs and Courses, we provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Public Speaking Coach. If you have questions about becoming a Public Speaking Coach VBO, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Provide public speaking coaching to clients based on their learning style, speaking style, and time frame.
  • Work with clients who have social/speaking anxiety, soft voices, or trouble speaking in front of others.
  • Teach clients how to hold conversations, make small talk, network, and make proper introductions.
  • Teach clients how to use their own voice and personality while utilizing proper speaking skills.
  • Teach clients how to organize and deliver a speech that will engage audiences.


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by VBOs ranges from $25.00 to $125.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $55.00 to $85.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.


Six Minutes 

Six Minutes' blog offers regular articles on speech writing, delivery, visual presentations, and proper speaking habits.

Ginger Public Speaking

Ginger Public Speaking helps readers to develop confident, authentic, influential speakers. They offer a training program, TED Talker Training, and training for individuals and companies.

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit that teaches the skill of public speaking. Their blog offers tips and insights for public speaking, from small meetings to large conventions.



Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales with virtually all lessons available for as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes that are often helpful for VBOs focused on design, business, tech, and more.


Coursera offers courses from many of the top universities including Stanford, Duke, and Penn. As a result, their courses are probably a bit more like what you would imagine getting in higher education.







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