Presenting in English (for University Lectures)
This application-oriented presentation skills course is aimed at academic teaching staff, or PhD students, who wish to improve their ability to present clearly and effectively in English. You may have an excellent level of English already but lack the confidence to speak in front of larger groups. Or you may wish to expand your repertoire of language to give your presentation skills more impact and coherence. After looking at the qualities of effective presentations and focusing in particular on structure, signposting, emphasizing, and dealing with questions (using visual aids, diagrams etc.), participants will be given the opportunity to give their own individual presentation, which will then be reviewed and discussed.
The course involves active participation; participants are asked to prepare a short talk/presentation of about 10-15 minutes from their field of research or teaching. Everyone will receive personalized feedback on their presentation style, as well as a script with various tips and exercises.