Presentation Skills

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

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  • Short course
  • Islington (England)
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Being able to stand up and speak confidently to an audience is an essential life skill. Whether the goal is to make winning presentations at work or an entertaining speech at a wedding, we all want to be memorable for the right reasons.This interactive and practical Presentation Skills short course helps students prepare their message and get ready for the challenge, with constructive feedback from the tutor and the rest of the group throughout the course.Presentation Skills short course tutor Karen Glossop and student Julie discuss crafting your message & mastering the techniques for a pitch perfect presentation.Why Choose a City Short Course?The Presentation Skills short course from City is a fantastic programme for developing your practical skills when delivering presentations. Taught over 8 weeks as evening classes, the course offers flexibility combined with expert tuition to take your public speaking to the next level. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Thursday 6 October 2016 18:30 - 21:00 8 weekly classes £430.00 CS1781 Apply Now Thursday 19 January 2017 18:30 - 21:00 8 weekly classes £430.00 CS1781 Apply Now Thursday 4 May 2017 18:30 - 21:00 8 weekly classes £430.00 CS1781 Apply Now Tutor Info Karen Glossop was born in Toronto, Canada. She read Classics at Cambridge University and trained as an actor at Mountview. She has also worked as a copy editor and writer for the Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music.Since 1997, she has tutored groups and individuals in areas such as leadership, personal impact, presentation and speech-making, communication and influencing, writing for business and...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Public Speaking
Presentation Skills
Skills and Training

Course programme

What will I learn?

Over the duration of the Presentation Skills course, you will learn to develop an effective preparation process, including:

  • Clarifying your objectives - what do you want your audience to feel, think and do?
  • Structuring a clear, concise and persuasive message;
  • Exploring creative approaches which make an impact;
  • Adapting rhetorical devices to make your message stick;
  • Handling nerves and eliminating tension, using techniques from psychology and the theatre;
  • Harnessing voice and body language to engage your audience;
  • Playing with status to build rapport and credibility;
  • Performing prepared and impromptu speeches.

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions, as guided by your tutor

 Topics Covered:Week 1Introductions & Objectives
Who are you and what do you want from the course? Presentation course overview and outline of some fundamental principles of public speaking and presentation.Week 2How to prepare your message for presentation
Preparing content and the range of structures; the uses of storytelling; tailoring your presentation for the audience, using visual and other presentation aids.Week 3How to prepare yourself for a presentation - Part1 *
Body language & presence; physical warm up, relaxation techniques, and confidence-building techniques; credibility, status and rapport using non-verbal behaviour.Week 4How to prepare yourself for a presentation - Part2 *   
Warming up the voice, and building vocal power and tone to engage your audience.Week 5Using rhetoric
An introduction to rhetorical skills and use of imagery. How language can make your message stick.Week 6Connecting it up
Famous speeches, soliloquies or poetry. Applying voice, physical presence and gesture to a prepared text.Week 7Your presentations 
Feedback and coaching on your own presentations.Week 8Your presentations 
Feedback and coaching on your own presentations. 

 * Please wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in as these weeks will contain gentle physical exercises. I suggest trousers for women.