Sergey A. Shipunov

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Founder of the University of Rhetoric and the Art of Oratory.

The author and lead instructor of all five levels of the course called “Charismatic Public Speaking”:

  • Level 1: Verbal Improvisation
  • Level 2: Video Training on “Working in Different Genres”
  • Level 3: Effective Presentation
  • Level 4: Visual Presentation (Infographics)
  • Level 5: Championship in Public Speaking

Sergey Shipunov is also the author of the following training courses:

  • Working with Objections or “Verbal Aikido”
  • The Use of Visual Technologies in the Process of Working with Information
  • The Art of Negotiations
  • Training Courses for Instructors


Sergey Shipunov began his work as an Instructor of Public Speaking in 1997. He has trained more than 5,000 people. He has conducted seminars in over 40 cities throughout Russia and CIS.

Sergey Shipunov is the Manager of the Training Courses for Licensed Instructors Program. The Program is based on his methodology innovations. He has trained more than 80 instructors who now use his copyrighted programs (in Russia). In the near future, we plan to conduct training courses for instructors in the United States and possibly in the UK.

Sergey Shipunov organizes annual Festivals of the Art of Oratory (7-12 days long) in Egypt, the Crimea, and Turkey (for the Russian-speaking audience). In the near future, festivals for English speakers are planned too.

Sergey Shipunov conducts consultations and individual training for politicians and top managers of major Russian companies.

щелкните, и изображение увеличится Sergey Shipunov is the author of a number of publications on oratory skills and practical psychology. He is the author and presenter of the popular Internet mailing “Lessons of Rhetoric and Oratory Skills” (in the Russian language) with more than 160,000 subscribers.

Sergey’s book, Charismatic Public Speaking, was published in December 2007. In March 2009 a second edition of the book came out, and in May 2010 the book saw its third edition.

In December 2009 the first edition of the book Charismatic Public Speaking was published in English.

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