Presentations – Part 1: Structure

Over the last decade of teaching presentations skills to my 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 anyone can improve their skills and become an effective presenter.

There are many types of presentations, from those that aim to inform the 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.

Inspired by this bestselling book, I have written a comprehensive course 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 interesting, effective presentations.

This course is packed with 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.

The course is so detailed that it had to be split into three parts: Structure, Content and Delivery. Part 1 is available now, Part 2 will be released in May and Part 3 in July.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any previous experience in presenting. You will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating your own presentation with easy-to-action tasks at the end of each section.

I am holding a FREE live webinar on March 24th to show you all the first lesson in this course. Book a seat now!

This blog was written by Intrepid English Teacher and Founder, Lorraine.

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