Public Speaking2018-01-18T13:18:39+00:00
Barbara Cosgrave

Public Speaking

Are you looking for a speaker for an event? You may be a business or a charity and organising a teambuilding or corporate event. I am an active member of Toastmasters International, Guildford group, having on various occasions won the “Best Speaker” title.

My talks are intended to both inform and inspire, please see below a selection of past speeches. All include power point presentations to illustrate along with demonstrations where relevant. I am also happy to present on other topics that may be of specific interest to you.

Skills for Business

The Power of Visual Communication

For everyone in business, employed or self-employed; how you can use your personal image and style consciously, to influence good results in sales, promotions and interviews.

Three Skills that Lead to Riches

Learn the 3 vital skills, that I have learned in my 22 years experience of running my own business through two recessions, that make a dramatic difference to winning new clients, keeping them and generating new business.

Tips for the Modern Business Woman

Fast Track to the Top – what you need to do to be your own best advert to ensure that you are the winning candidate at interviews or promotion and the first choice in business with new clients. Learn how to demonstrate your professionalism, integrity and unique qualities to super charge your career or business.

Communicate with Confidence and Style

Use visual and verbal communication to speak confidently in public, getting your message across to the target audience and ensuring they take steps to carry out your call to action. It is not only your words that will be remembered but also your visual image and you can learn to use both to great advantage for a winning presentation – every time.

Inspiring motivational speaking

How to step out of your comfort zone and do things you never thought you could. Discover just how much you can still learn about yourself that will change your life and that of others.

Kissing Everest

For the children’s charity Whizz Kids, a trek in the foothills of the Himalaya to raise funds for immobile children. It was however, a huge step out of my comfort zone in terms of training and challenge. It’s proof that you can do anything if you really try and the things you learn about yourself change your life dramatically, and equip you to deal with any challenge in every day life. A speech about how to set a goal so far out of reach and to achieve it as a team.

A Thousand Steps on the Great Wall

A trek on the Great Wall of China, about bravery, courage and dignity at all costs. In honour of all the victims of Breast Cancer and in particular, in memory of two particular women, who taught me about all those qualities. What I learned from them and how it has shaped my life and how their experiences can make a difference to you.

A Ride for Life

Can you learn a new skill and take on a new challenge at 50… something?
Yes most definitely you can and be fitter than you ever have been before.
A bicycle ride from London to Paris by someone who had never ridden a bike before! All about resilience, endurance and belief.


To find out more about having an inspiring and informative speaker at your event, give Barbara a call today on07798 673 991