Over the last decade of teaching presentations skills to my English students, I have seen even the most nervous and reluctant individuals transform into competent presenters, delivering compelling presentations. With the right guidance and a lot of practice, I am confident that you can improve your skills to become a great presenter.
There are many types of presentations, from those that aim to inform your audience, to talks that have the objective of selling a product or service.
We’ve all seen great presentations and ones that made you cringe. It’s likely that you’ve had to sit through a presentation that was so nondescript that you tuned out the presenter within a few seconds and only snapped back into focus again during the Q&A session at the end.
In the best-selling book, Talk Like TED, author Carmine Gallo analyses hundreds of TED talks to figure out the elements that make up a compelling presentation. The results of his analysis, which have been supported in other works, are a combination of soft and hard skills that combine to create great talks.
This course is designed specifically for English learners who would like to improve their public speaking skills. You will find contemporary expert advice on public speaking with skills-based English exercises, to help you to work on all the areas you need to master in order to deliver compelling, effective presentations.
Within this course, you will find a range of presentations from renowned public speakers modelling the skills and techniques involved in delivering presentations that captivate the crowd. You will learn advanced vocabulary that will boost your credibility and impress your audience. This course has been designed to teach you grammar structures implicitly (within the context rather than through grammar exercises). So make sure you note down any new words, phrases or grammar structures.
This is the first of a three-part course which will be released over the next few months. It is a comprehensive course that requires no previous experience in presenting. We recommend that students book a one-to-one lesson with an Intrepid English Teacher after completing each Presentation Builder Task.
By the end of this three-part course, you will have a complete presentation, crafted by you and your teacher, ready to deliver to an audience.
Let’s get started.