Charisma can be learned

A pitch is so much more than just words. It’s going beyond what you say. It’s about how you carry yourself, how you show up as your best self and how you are consistent in your delivery. 

In this crash course in public speaking, you will learn everything from how to shine from the stage, how to design an effective pitch to how to connect and make an impression on the audience. You will also learn how to prepare like a pro as well as how to pitch and present with charisma and confidence. Finally, you will discover how to communicate with passion in front of an audience. 

Are you ready to shine on stage?

Public speaking is the number one phobia worldwide and fear of public speaking cuts wages by 10 percent*

Our Promise to You

  • Deliver as a pro

    The course introduces you to actionable knowledge and techniques used by leading presenters and speakers worldwide.

  • Don't let fear stand in our way

    Learn how to present with confidence, how to prepare for unforeseen challenges, and never let fear stand in your way.

  • Impress your audience

    Make a lasting impression on your audience by increasing the connection and engagement regardless of what topic you cover.

  • For Speakers by Speakers

    This course is a reflection of decades of international experience of multiple leading Keynote Speakers, Motivational Speakers and Business Leaders spanning the boardroom, the university classroom and large conference stages in front of thousands of people.

  • Learn how to pitch, present and deliver a talk

    Different formats require different preparations and designs. Learn the essence of how to present with confidence regardless of the format.

  • Charisma can be learned

    Explore actionable ways to boost your charisma on and off stage.

What will you learn?

  • 01
    Introduction to How to Present with Charisma and Confidence
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  • 02
    How to shine from the stage
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    • Your authentic self
    • Lead with a signature FREE PREVIEW
    • How to deal with nervousness in an effective way
    • The power of body language
    • The Progress Check-In
    • All Challenges from 'How to Shine from Stage'
  • 03
    How to design an effective pitch or talk
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    • Setup for how to design an effective pitch or talk
    • How can you set the direction for your performance
    • How can you prepare for last minute changes and still shine
    • How to create a strong pitch starting with the problem
    • How to create a convincing pitch using storytelling
    • The Power of Memorable Storytelling
    • How to create a business case presentation
    • The checklists to create an effective pitch
    • The Progress Check-In
    • All Challenges from 'How to Design an Effective Pitch or Talk'
  • 04
    How to connect and make an impression on the audience
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    • How to create a strong foundation
    • What's the one goal?
    • The Goal Formula
    • How to effectively interact with the audience
    • The power of pauses
    • How to tailor a presentation to your dream audience
    • Developing a Dream Persona
    • How to bridge the distance between you and the audience
    • The Progress Check-In
    • All Challenges from 'How to connect and make an impression'
  • 05
    How to prepare like a pro
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    • How to enter the stage focused and full of energy
    • How to leave your audience with one message
    • How to use visual aids
    • How to create your talk
    • How does the pro’s do it?
    • How to practice with a purpose
    • The Public Speaking Checklist
    • The Progress Check-In
    • All Challenges from 'How to prepare like a pro'
  • 06
    How to pitch and present with charisma and confidence
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    • How to be more charismatic on stage
    • How to present yourself with charisma
    • How to show charisma on camera
    • The Progress Check-In
    • All Challenges from 'How to pitch and present with charisma and confidence'
  • 07
    How to communicate with confidence and passion
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    • How to impress your audience by using impactful language
    • How to develop a signature style
    • How to co-design your performance with the audience
    • The unexpected way to connect with your audience FREE PREVIEW
    • How to grow as a presenter over time
    • How to avoid one of the most common mistakes among beginners
    • The Progress Check-In
    • All Challenges from 'How to communicate with confidence and passion'
  • 08
    The Finale – Owning the stage like a pro
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    • You made it!
    • Welcome to Members Only – The community is here for you
    • Join Members Only
    • Final reflections
    • All Challenges from the entire course in one place
    • The Final Check-In

Meet Your Instructor

Keynote Speaker and Award-Winning Entrepreneur – Therese Gedda

Therese Gedda is the Founder and CEO of 30minMBA, a company re-imagining the workplace to enable the Future of Work starting with culture. Beyond running the award-winning company, Therese is a seasoned international Keynote Speaker on topics including Future of Work, business culture, workplace engagement, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and the entrepreneurial mindset. For over 15 years, she has inspired tens of thousands of people all over the world including New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Venice, Lisbon, London, Paris, Dublin, Stockholm, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Helsinki, and in the Bay Area.

At the age of 17, Therese started her first management consulting company, and over the last 15 years, she has supported thousands of founders, management teams and executives. At the age of 21, she became a guest lecturer at Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal Institute of Technology. Therese holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has been awarded Sweden’s largest prize for innovators in memory of Alfred Nobel.

In 2016, Therese was included in the Nordic 100 list, which recognizes the most influential individuals having an impact on the tech and startup communities in the Nordics. In May 2018, Therese founded Be Brilliant Academy to provide actionable, on-demand courses that support high achievers to thrive personally and professionally.

Today, Therese is advising leading companies worldwide in re-designing their culture. She also works as a Performance and Achievement Coach to Founders and C-level executives globally to excel as high achievers. Additionally, Therése spends a significant amount of her time traveling as she frequently is invited to speak about The Future of Work at conferences all over Europe and North America.

When she is not on stage, connecting people or running startups, she is passionate about training and motivating others as a fitness instructor.

Meet Your Instructor

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who’s this public speaking course for?

    This course is for high achievers. For individuals who are looking to own the stage and present their message with confidence and charisma. It’s for the executive, the entrepreneur, the intrapreneur, the professional, the academic. It’s for the individual who wants to achieve more.

  • What should I know or master before starting the course?

    The key aspect is a commitment, willingness to work hard and experiment. If you have previous experience from the stage, that will help, but it's not necessary. This is an actionable and practical course with the goal to help you shine on stage, so the more time and effort you invest in your own development, the more you will get out of it.

  • What can I expect to get out of this course?

    It’s an actionable, step-by-step course that you can explore on-demand. It’s designed so you can act upon the insights from each lesson right away and apply it on stage. The entire public speaking course is created to help you build the capabilities to pitch, present and deliver a talk like a pro.

  • Who's behind Be Brilliant Academy and what's their experience?

    The team behind Be Brilliant Academy has an extensive background in public speaking, positive psychology, pitching, and mindset. The instructor in this course is the Founder and CEO of Be Brilliant Academy, Therése Gedda, herself. An award-winning entrepreneur and international keynote speaker with over 15 years of experience. She has researched the entrepreneurial mindset at the Stockholm School of Economics and inspired and supported 10,000 individuals over the years. Her passions are empowering individuals to reach their full potential.

  • I'm a professional speaker, will I learn something new?

    This course is a reflection of years of experience of multiple leading speakers with various backgrounds and expertise. It covers in a unique way different speaking formats, preparation techniques, and designs. With this course, you will gain a refreshing perspective on how to own the stage including how to boost your charisma.

  • How many hours can I expect to be working on it?

    You can design it the way you want to, and you decide the pace that fits you best. The actual course is about 3,5 hours of watching the videos. You will also have access to 6 specially designed documents with the challenges and a survey for each week. The more time you invest, the more time you get out of it. We recommend that you spend at about 10-45 minutes per challenge. The more committed you are, the more significant impact the course will give you.

  • What’s your money back guarantee policy?

    In everything we do, we believe in empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Therefore, we offer you a money back guarantee within the 21 days of your purchase if you don’t feel that you have grown personally and professionally.

  • Will I be able to have personal contact with Therése? And, if I have questions, where can I ask them?

    We have an exclusive ‘Members Only’ Facebook group. That’s where you can ask questions to the team and interact with fellow high achievers. If you have a special request towards Therése, you are more than welcome to ask that too. If you want additional personal one-on-one sessions with Therése, she is still working with a few clients on performance and achievement coaching, so to explore that check out the different packages available on our site.

  • Do I get a certificate after completing the course?

    Absolutely, we want to celebrate your achievement! We’re proud to present the Be Brilliant Academy Certificate. After four inspiring weeks (or longer if you decide to extend the course), and acting upon all of the insights, you get a specially designed certificate. You can proudly share it with your network on social media, on your LinkedIn profile and you can even print it and put it in a frame. Amazing, right?

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Why Be Brilliant Academy?

  • Specially designed for you the High Achiever by High Achievers

    We know the lifestyle of a busy High Achiever, so our courses are actionable and its insights easy to implement instantly.

  • Learn where and how it fits you

    Our courses are available on multiple devices on-demand and accessible when or where it suits you.

  • Grow both personally and professionally

    Regardless of where you are in your career, this is for you, who are committed to lifelong learning and to excel in each stage of your career.

  • Bridging the gap between what science knows and what business does

    Each actionable course has its foundation in behavioral science, positive psychology, and extensive expert experience.

  • Connect with fellow High Achievers

    We aim to be the champion of all High Achievers out there. Every High Achiever joining one of our course is invited to be a part of our community and continue the learning experience.

  • We believe in empowering individuals to reach their full potential

    With our courses, achievement and performance coaching, and our community, we will always be there to support you achieving greatness.

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* Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute and Columbia University, Social Anxiety Disorder by Franklin Schneier, MD