The Buckley School Provides Communication skills training for individuals and groups, with an emphasis on public speaking and presentations

Helping Leaders Find Their Voice for More Than 30 Years

Since opening in 1988, the school has become a go-to public speaking, communication, and presentation skills training resource for businesspeople, professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, and policy makers from around the world.

Our location

The school offers open enrollment classes, including its flagship program, The Executive Seminar, at its home base—a historic house in the charming town of Camden, South Carolina.

Camden is located 30 miles from the state capital of Columbia. The Buckley School is also within easy driving distance of Charlotte, Greenville, S.C. and Charleston. Atlanta and Raleigh are within a four-hour drive.

Bringing the school to you

Buckley coaches can travel to any location to provide private programs that provide with public speaking training, presentation skills coaching, and more.

Our faculty can lead on-site public speaking courses, coach individuals and teams for speeches and presentation development, provide media training, plus writing and protocol instruction.

Or spend some time with us

Along with our scheduled programs open for enrollment, we also welcome individuals and groups to our school in Camden for private one-on-one coaching and corporate retreats.

For company retreats, our staff can design a full program of training, create short modules to fit within your agenda, or simply provide space and staff support for your team's meeting.

  • "The Executive Seminar proved to be a defining experience personally and professionally. I approach speaking with a new sense of enthusiasm and confidence."
    Lyft marketing leader commenting on our Executive Seminar
  • "My experience at The Buckley School, in no short order, changed my life. It made me more confident, polished and secure."
    Government Affairs Director in an email after attending The Executive Seminar
  • “I thought you’d like to know we won the contract. I also thought you should know we got a standing ovation from the review panel. They said it had never happened before.”
    Aeronautics engineer after prepping a multi-million dollar contract pitch with Buckley coaches
  • “It's the very best way to learn. The Buckley team mapped each individual curriculum to our strengths and weaknesses as speakers. I left with a new set of skills I was itching to put into practice.”
    Twitter Marketing Executive providing feedback after attending The Executive Seminar
  • "I have attended a few courses over the last year or two, and nothing has come close to the personal attention and standard of coaching I received at your school."
    BET executive after attending The Executive Seminar
  • "After coming over to work on a keynote address for a bankers’ convention, I received the highest evaluation I’ve ever gotten as a speaker. My thoughts were the same, but The Buckley School helped me better organize and present them. The difference was amazing.”
    Bank executive in an email after private coaching
  • “I spent a great deal of energy avoiding public speaking. It limited my career, my personal causes, and my potential. It was truly my ‘skeleton in the closet.’ You have released me from my shackles.”
    Development director for commercial real estate company after attending The Executive Seminar
  • "I gave my first campaign speech in Washington on Friday to a room of approximately 1,000 people. Following the speech, I had numerous people congratulate me on a ‘wonderful,’ ‘passionate,’ and ‘statesmanlike’ talk. … I could not have done it without your help!"
    Architect and former AIA president after prepping with Buckley coaches
  • “It was just what my staff needed—instruction and practice that made them more polished and built their confidence….one more reason to love The Buckley School!”
    Insurance company CEO by email, after Buckley on-site training
  • "I put to good use the many skills learned at a speech before several hundred diplomats at the United Nations. While I had made many presentations since attending your school, the U.N. speech was the first large scale one. It made a huge difference."
    Washington, D.C. attorney after attending The Executive Seminar
  • "I learned more in one day than in a semester in speech at college. As the Chinese say, when the student is ready, the teacher arrives."
    Physician after private coaching for a keynote speech
  • "I’ve been writing speeches for more than 20 years and have attended a number of public speaking training sessions. But I’ve not experienced one the caliber of yours. You’ve helped give my speeches a whole new dimension."
    AARP Consumer Representative after attending a Buckley speaking workshop