Giving a presentation in English when English is not your native language can be a scary experience. Presenting in English can be a critical skill for your current job, for promotion opportunities or to find a better job. This course will give you the tools and the know-how to prepare and deliver a powerful presentation in English and to connect with an English speaking audience.
Gain confidence, competence, and cultural relevance in your presentations in English.
Master the skill of presentations in English for English language learners.
There are numerous benefits to being able to prepare and deliver an effective presentation in English even though English is not your native language. Your career can be advanced if you can connect with your audience, maintain their attention from start to finish, and leave them highly impressed with your communication skills.
You will learn easy-to-implement techniques through practical, hands-on activities. I will guide you through each step of your presentation so that the complex task of preparing and delivering presentations in English will become do-able, even if you have never given a presentation in English.
In this course, you will gain valuable skills and understanding about presentation that can propel your career forward.
By the end of this course, you will have the tools needed to create and deliver your own customized presentation in English that will impact and connect with your audience.
This lecture will review the benefits of taking this course. Some of the main benefits are: developing confidence and competence in your presentation skills in English, also you will understand the culture of presentations, especially giving a presentation to an Anglo-Saxon audience. You will also establish your purpose for taking this course. This is an incredibly important step. You will answer this important question: Why are you taking this course? Having a goal in mind before you begin will help you get the most out of this course.
In this lecture, we will discuss and develop your learning contract. If you take the time to develop your learning contract, you will get much more out of this course. A learning contract will help you identify your learning objective, your learning plan, how you will evaluate your learning, and key success factors to learning. Don't skip this lecture! This is not a waste of time. On the contrary, if you have a clear plan to success, you will be more likely to reach your goals!
In this lecture, we will talk about the most important part of your entire presentation - YOUR AUDIENCE! So many presenters do not even consider the importance of the audience, but without the audience, you have NO PRESENTATION! So how can we avoid or ignore the audience? We can't! If we ignore the audience, we won't connect with the audience and they will be bored. We will talk about what you need to know before your presentation begins and how to connect with your audience. Giving a presentation to retired people is completely different than giving a presentation to young people. Or giving a presentation to accountants is different than giving a presentation to sales people. So make sure you know your audience!
This lecture talks about another easily ignored aspect of presentations: CULTURE! Do you think that an audience from England would be different from an audience from Mexico? Of course they would! If you are giving a presentation in English, you most likely are giving a presentation to an Anglo-Saxon audience. What do we need to know when giving a presentation to this group? How can we connect with an Anglo-Saxon audience? What are the important aspects of culture that we need to understand to make our presentation a success?
We need to take this first minute of our presentation seriously. Our audience will decide whether to continue listening to you or to play with their smart phones in about 60 seconds. If you have not commanded authority or sparked their interest in your presentation in the first minute, then you have lost your audience. What can we include in the first minute to make sure our audience is interested in our presentation? If English is not your native language, how can you make a strong impact in the first minute to grab the audience's attention. I will give you many practice activities in this lecture so that you will have an incredibly strong beginning to your presentation.
Let's take the next step and think about your next presentation in English. We will customize your own presentation so that you have your own first minute perfectly prepared!
How will your audience remember your presentation 30 minutes, 30 hours or even 30 days after your presentation? In this lecture, you will learn the secrets of making your presentation memorable. Think about the last presentation you attended. Do you remember the main points of the presentation? After this lecture, you will know how to prepare your presentation so that your audience will remember!
If you complete the work in this article, you are on your way to customizing your own presentation so that your audience will remember. If you want to have a long-lasting impact on your audience, then carefully read and do the activities here.
Proper timing can bring your presentation together, but poor timing can be a disaster. Pay close attention to the points in this lecture about timing. I have seen people ruin their presentation by ignoring the importance of timing. Don't be that person! Watch this lecture and learn.
In this lecture, you will learn how to glue your presentation together. Transitions help your presentation flow from point to point. Transitions make your presentation smooth. Learn how to put the pieces of your presentation together by using easy-to-implement and easy-to-learn transitions.
Do you know how to conclude your presentation? Have you ever watched a presenter try to finish the presentation without success? It can be painful. Don't risk finishing your presentation on a negative note. Make sure you finish with power and impact. You will learn how to make a strong conclusion in this lecture.
In this article, I give you practical activities so you can customize your own presentation conclusion. Finish your presentation with impact!
Many people are scared to death about the Question and Answer time. I have good news for you. You can prepare for the Q & A. But how? In this lecture, I give you strategies and techniques to be ready for those unpredictable questions from your audience. You will also learn how to deal with situations such as when you don't understand the question or when you have a "know-it-all" in the audience. Don't be defeated in the Question and Answer time of your presentation.
What is your body communicating? Do you want to make sure your body language is helping your presentation instead of hurting? In this lecture, you will learn about the importance of your body language, such as gestures, eye contact, posture and movement. You will know how to use your body to improve your presentation skills.
You have learned about the structure of your presentation and your body language. Now let's learn about how to use your voice effectively. Poor voice quality or volume can be a disaster. Let's learn how to get the most out of our voice by evaluating our volume, voice quality and voice variety.
For over 20 years, I have coached business people and university students in presentation skills. I present to you the 10 common presentation mistakes that I have seen over the years so that you can avoid making the same mistakes. Some of these mistakes seem obvious, but for some reason, people repeat these mistakes. I don't want you to repeat them.
I want you to be the best presenter that you can be. It isn't easy and it will take a lot of work but I know you are motivated! Take a look at these keys to a successful presentation and put them into practice. They may seem like common sense, but don't ignore this lecture!
ESL program director, trainer and coach with over 20 years experience teaching English language learners, including corporations and universities with students from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. I have developed large scale curricula for a diversity of students, including professionals, young adults, and professors. I have a Ph.D. in Adult Education and am the director of one of the largest Intensive English Programs in Ohio at a State University.