Who's This For?

Anyone Looking to Manage Anxiety and Make Speaking a More Positive Experience

Most people get nervous when they have to speak in public. However, some people have so much anxiety and reservations about it that they truly, honestly fear it. The truth is that there is no quick fix for a fear of public speaking. It takes work to overcome. This 20-minute online “quick class” will help you get on the path to feeling less nervous.

This class is for people who feel overly nervous or anxious when it comes to public speaking. If you are already fairly comfortable speaking in public, then my workshop Power Presentations: Tips and Tricks for Presenting More Effectively is likely a better fit for you.

Class Content

  • 1

    Quick Class

    • Public Speaking (When You Hate Public Speaking) Class Video

    • Test Your Learning

    • Next Steps

Important Notes

My quick classes are pre-recorded, short classes that focus on practical tips on a specific topic. Each class is between 15 and 20 minutes long and is available on demand. Your access to the course will last for 3 days, so you can watch it more than once if you would like.


4 star rating


Angela Baccus

Good and short, easy to fit in to your day.

Good and short, easy to fit in to your day.

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5 star rating

great title

Annie Smith

a lot of helpful tips

a lot of helpful tips

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Your Instructor

Michael Piperno, MS

Michael Piperno is a communication expert, startup adviser, and coach who helps individuals and organizations connect with the right audiences. He has successfully started two business, one of which was acquired, and has helped countless other businesses position themselves for success as the leader of a brand communications agency for 15 years.

His coaching methodology is the culmination of 25 years of experience as an actor, educator, entrepreneur, communication strategist, and senior executive.

Michael holds a Master of Science in strategic communication from Purdue University and bachelor’s degrees in communication studies and speech and theatre arts from Montclair State University. His communication strategy work has been recognized by the Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; the Medical, Marketing & Media (MM&M) awards; the Davey Awards; and the Communicator Awards. Michael is also actively involved in the New Jersey Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association (NJCAMA) where he currently serves as president.

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Michael Piperno, Senior Instructor and Coach