Indian Academy of Public Speaking

About us

Symphysis Training Pvt Ltd is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. It owns the brand
Indian Academy of Public Speaking.
The organisation's core business is to provide training on public speaking or oratory skills to children &  adults. We have tailor made courses for age group of 8-14 years, 15 to 20 years  & 20 years and above respectively.
We also undertake coaching for corporates or individuals on public speaking and various topics on soft skills.

Our affiliate company M/s Image Global Consulting consults corporates & individuals in Image Management. For further details on Image Management, please visit our website

Currently public speaking sessions for children are conducted in multiple locations in Bengaluru, India.
Management Team
Founder & Director

Founder & Director

Shikha Nag is a management graduate with corporate work experience across hospitality, tours and travels, education, training and exhibitions industry. Stage has been her first love which she expresses through her efforts in Indian Academy of Public Speaking, corporate presentations & anchoring, motivational speeches, personality & image development. She is certified in soft skills training by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), train the trainer certification from National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), Internationally Certified Image Consultant from ICBI & Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA & Mrs India-World 2016, 2nd Runners up.
Advisory Board
Shruti Jaiswal

Shruti Jaiswal

Shruti is a Talent Professional & an Executive Coach. She is passionate about growing and developing people and has a vast, 15 + Yrs experience in the field of Learning, Executive Coaching & Mentoring.

She has worked in the HR & Organizational Learning & Development function with leading MNCs like Intel, Sabre Corporation, Aricent Technologies, etc. She is currently the Director of Talent & Development at Thomson Reuters India.

She is an avid reader & fitness freak. And very well travelled globally.
Sonal S Raja

Sonal S Raja

Sonal has been working in the area of child well-being for past eighteen years. She is a trained Clinical Psychologist, from USA, and a special educator. She has worked in settings like: 
  • International Schools in Bangalore and NCR,
  • Rural government schools with Azim Premji Foundation
  • Apollo Hospitals, &
  • Children psychiatric hospital in USA etc etc
Her expertise is in the area of identifying behavioural, academic and emotional issues of children and guiding parents and teachers to support the child.  She conducts workshops on study skills, adolescent issues and life skills to help children in developing positive & desirable skills. She conducts teacher workshops to help teachers in supporting students in their overall growth and academic achievements. 
Human Resource
Shubhi Sharma

Shubhi Sharma

Shubhi is our Human Resource Manager.
She has worked in various roles across consulting and IT organisations such as KPMG, Accenture and Mahindra Satyam.

Prior to joining IAPS, Shubhi was the HR Business Partner at KPMG.
She was consulting with the management about their resource requirements, building a recruitment roadmap strategy and building an end-to-end sourcing including exit HR process.

Shubhi loves to paint and is also a fitness enthusiast and aims to run three marathons in 2019.

Public Speaking - Background

Public speaking
Public speaking (also called oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes- to inform, to persuade and to entertain.

Historical Significance: famous speeches of some of the world's greatest orators eg Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, John F Kennedy etc gave hope in despair, inspired brave feats, gave courage to the weary and above all changed the course of history.

Winston Chirchill 1940 “We will Fight on the Beach”

Jawaharlal Nehru 1947 “Tryst with Destiny”

Mahatma Gandhi 1942 “Quit India”

John F Kennedy 1960 “Ask not what a country can do for you”

Sachin Tendular “Farewell Speech”

Martin L King 1963 “I have a Dream”

Barack Obama 2009 “Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech”

Subhash C Bose 1944 “Give me Blood & I will give you Freedom”

Public Speaking - Benefits

Increase Self Confidence
>  Increases your self confidence

>  Makes you more comfortable in social circles.

>  Helps you make a difference in your life, career, business & community

>  Allows you to demonstrate your knowledge

>  Differentiates you amongst the workforce, peer group etc

>  Helps you form tribe of supporters

Overall, at some point in your life you will need to do it.

Public Speaking - Insights


Fear of speaking in public also known as Glossophobia is considered to be a significant fear amongst many. As per  fear of public speaking features in the top 15 fears. Taking this cue, we decided to focus our energies & abilities to help our younger generations eradicate this fear.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Psychology Today: American journey which has a group of renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and writers who contribute their thoughts and ideas on topics related to their profession.



Regular Programs

Regular programs are conducted from June to February. There are 3 distinct levels :
  • Level 1 
  • Level 2  
  • Speakers Club

For further details on each level, please email us. We will be happy to take you through the same.

Delivery for Kids

1.5 hours, weekly classroom training sessions.




An Event wherein each child showcase their travel destination in the most innovative and fun filled manner in the form of a powerpoint presentation
delivery for kids

IAPS Model United Nations

An educational simulation in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.


For more Details 

Call (7337778691, 9148871618)
 or email ([email protected]) to know more about the Events
Our Coaching Philosophy
We structure our approach  in the form of 3E’s.


We understand that every child is different. He or she has their own unique strengths & aspirations. We endeavour to bring out the best in them through positive encouragement and re-enforcement in their self belief & outlook.


Every child has a right to express. We aim to enhance this power to express through training in verbal and non verbal communication.


We provide opportunity to the students for live stage performances at the end of each session. Just like one cannot really learn swimming by reading books or watching videos on swimming, we believe that the true test is when a student can perform comfortably on stage.

Nearest Centers

Coaching centers in Bengaluru are in :

> Sarjapur Road
> JP Nagar
> HSR Layout
> Marathahalli
> Koramangala
>  Indiranagar
>  Whitefield
>  Malleshwaram
>  Basaveshwara Nagar
>  Jayanagar
>  Domlur

Upcoming centers in Bengalu
ru :

>  Hebbal
>  Kammnahalli
>  Electronic City

Coaching centers in Mumbai are in :

>  Thane
>  Mulund West



Live Stage Performance on 17th September 2017
Live Stage Performance on 21st January 2018
It is said that the “proof of the pie is in the pudding” & this is best exemplified  
through the students live stage performance done after the completion of 12 classes.

Please visit our Facebook link below to see the students live stage performance video as well as parents testimonials.

Upcoming Batches

Call Now, Limited Seats
Location City Tentative Date
Sarjapur Road Bangalore 6th & 15th Oct
Indiranagar Bangalore 6th & 15th Oct
Whitefield Bangalore 6th & 15th Oct
Rajajinagar Bangalore 6th & 15th Oct

To register, please call @ +91-7337-778-691 | +91-9980-287-897 or email us @ [email protected]


Lady Academy Coach: to coach young adults & kids on Public Speaking, Body Language, Grooming, etc. This position is only for ladies in multiple locations of Bengaluru & Mumbai. Selected candidates have to undergo 5 days (5 hours per day) training program on the mentioned topics.

Position is suitable for ladies residing in Bengaluru & Mumbai who are looking for part time career options, enjoys & have done public speaking, have a flair for teaching children, need flexible working hours, on a career break etc.

Responsibilities of the Coach: The academic coach is responsible for conducting & training the students to develop oratory skills. The sessions culminate into a Live Stage performance by the students. Has an eye for understanding the strengths of a young adult & accordingly encourage him/her to bring out his/her best.

Academic Coaches are evaluated on NPS (Net Promoter Scores) from parents, improvement in the confidence level of the students, attendance, student scores during live stage performance etc.

Qualifications and Skills: you should be
- Minimum Graduate. 
- Very comfortable on stage & passionate about public speaking.
- An extrovert, strong & affirmative personality.
- Excellent communication skills. 
- Strong command over English language.
- Comfortable with children in the age group of 7-16 years.

Job Type: Part-time, Commission basis

To apply: please email your CV with a covering letter to
[email protected]

Contact Us

If you have any queries, we will be very happy to help.

2nd floor, Coronet Green Commercial Complex
Ambalipura, Sarjapur Main Road
Bengaluru - 560103, India
 : 7337778691, 9148871618
 : [email protected]

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