Short Term Courses

Public Speaking Course

Some of us have a good command over the language but become cold and ‘freeze’ when we have to face an audience. Some just can’t find the ‘connect’ between ‘the thought’ and ‘the word’ when there is a microphone in front of us. Then there are some whose careers get affected simply because they cannot address a gathering effectively enough – not even their own colleagues!

Then there are others who speak fairly well but would like to hone their skills to become more confident and powerful public speakers.

If you belong to any one of these categories, THIS is the course for you!

Calcutta Media Institute in association with Mr. Barry O’Brien, one of the most eminent Public Speaking exponents in our part of the country, has crafted this course to help you hone your skills and become a confident Public Speaker.

The 18-hour evening course, spread over 6 weekdays (each session is of 3 hours), helps you to be a more effective communicator and, going by past experience, could be a life changing experience for most of you.

Hear Mr. Barry O’Brien speak about the Public Speaking Course.


Please contact Mrs. Crystal D’ Souza for more details. (Mob: 9073003519 / 033 40576601 ).

The following major clusters of topics will be covered:

  • Winning the battle over stage fright
  • Finding the ‘connect’ between your thoughts and your words
  • Saying things simply but effectively
  • Building audience contact
  • Voice modulation
  • Speaking with your whole self – gestures, facial expressions
  • Effective use of the microphone
  • More intricate skills – use of the pause, a dramatic beginning, how to win an audience over

Content is as important as communication – helping you to collect your thoughts before you speak; speaking from the head and the heart

Sessions by Mr. Barry O’Brien on how to be an effective speaker include his mantras and formulae for mastering this special art. He will provide you with several practical demonstrations, practice sessions and ‘time on the microphone’ in front of an audience. The environment he creates is always warm and friendly, and everyone is comfortable and relaxed. No one feels awkward and there is no fear of failure – that’s because of Barry Sir’s unique methodology of teaching: ‘Lets enjoy each other’s company; be there for each other; and finally, enjoy each other’s successes.’

Any adult is eligible - the only condition being that the person should be comfortable while conversing in English or the language he or she wishes to address an audience in. A majority of those who have been enriched by this course over the last several years are working professionals, entrepreneur, industrialists, sales & marketing executives, chartered accountants, doctors, college students, teachers, social workers, housewives, and members of social service clubs.

All sessions will be conducted by Mr. Barry O’Brien, one of the country’s leading public speakers, a motivational speaker, renowned quizmaster and a distinguished educationist.

Barry O'Brien is one of the country's leading quiz-masters, conducting quizzes across the country for schools, colleges and the corporate sector for the last 27 years. He has conducted several quiz shows on television and radio.
A skilled motivational speaker, he conducts workshops and inter-active sessions for Principals, teachers, corporate managers and executives, and students in Business Schools, colleges and professional institutes.
He regularly conducts several courses and workshops, developed and designed by him, on Public Speaking, Personality Development and Effective Communication in English at the Calcutta Media Institute ( - his students range from the ages of 16 to 65!
Up to the mid 1990s, he taught at South Point High School in Kolkata, and went on to play a key role, as an administrator and educator, in its many successes.

Barry O'Brien has co-authored Find Out, published by Oxford University Press, the largest selling General Knowledge series prescribed in over 1000 schools across India.

He has also co-authored Get Set Go, another OUP publication - it is a General Awareness and Life Skills series for school students.

Recently, he has authored Barry OBrien's General Knowledge Manual, published by Cengage Learning it is a student-friendly ready-reckoner for those preparing for competitive examinations conducted by various recruitment boards in India.

Rs. 15,000 (inclusive of all taxes).

Payable to: Calcutta Media Institute Pvt. Ltd. by account Payee cheque or Demand Draft payable at Kolkata.

Online Payment could be made as per the following details: For payment by NEFT use the following information about CMI Bank account –


ADDRESS: 501 Elgin Chambers, 1A Ashutosh Mukherjee Road , Kolkata – 700 020



C D A/C NO: 50200060714930


MICR NO: 700240024


Send Transaction id to CMI at post completion of the transfer of funds.

The classes will be held at Calcutta Media Institute, 501 Elgin Chambers, 5th Floor, 1A Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700020.

Sessions will be on the following dates in February 2023 - 

Mon 20th

Tues 21st

Thus 23rd

Fri 24th

Mon 27th

Tues 28th

Class timing - 6 pm to 9 pm


To apply online click here or collect a physical form from 501 Elgin Road, 5th Floor, 1A Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700020.  Submit filled up application form with a recent photograph.

or You can Contact: / 9830580988

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