Speaking in public in English when it is NOT your native language can be very difficult.
This course will give you the necessary English vocabulary and techniques so you can apply them to your own presentations in public.
Many different vocabulary concepts are studied, which cover every aspect of speaking in public from the very beginning of your presentation to the very end.
We also share with you the techniques used to deliver oral English and give interesting presentations that keeps your audience focused.
All the English language skills learnt can be applied to every type of public presentation whether it is to a very large audience, a business presentation, a sale, an interview for a job.
By the end of this course you will have all the necessary vocabulary, techniques and a lot of professional advice so that you can become a very proficient English language public presentation speaker.
Introduction to the course, with an explanation of all the concepts to be followed as well as instructions on how to successfully complete the course from start to finish.
In this lecture we look at how to open a public presentation, the English language to use and how to apply the English language appropriately.
We look at the vocabulary for connecting your "attention grabber" to the different phases of the introduction. We learn the vocabulary for explaining your topic, being friendly, welcoming the audience, recognition.
We also focus on the correct tone for speaking and the correct use of tenses.
We go into more detail on how to explain to your audience your "statement of purpose".
This includes the key words, how to express your key words and syonomous language so you don't repeat yourself.
We also look at how to manage the topic of "questions" so you can keep control of your presentation. We give you a selection of phrases that you can use.
Finally we also give you advice on how to speak to an audience that might include non native English speakers.
We begin by showing you how a public presentation is a "journey" and that your audience can become confused or have difficulty following you.
We then learn the English vocabulary required to manage the direction of your presentation. Many examples are given to ensure your audience do not get lost or become confused.
In part 2 we look at a different type of signposting designed to help your audience remember what you have said during your public presentation.
We learn 4 key elements of vocabulary and a selection of practical examples that you can apply to your public presentations.
The perfect presentation does not exist! We look at all the things that can go wrong in a presentation, for example when you forget to share important information.
We explain why you need "Survival Language"
And then we focus on a range of vocabulary with a large selection of practical examples that you can learn and use in your public presentation.
Change happens! Every type of public presentation has a start point and a finish point and knowing which verbs to use and how to use them is essential to your public presentation
We learn how to use the verbs to help you explain changes to your audience. A range of vocabulary and practical examples is given.
In this video lecture we expand on the previous lecture by now adding the vocabulary of description so that we can say "how" changes have happened.
We study a range of vocabulary and a selection of practical examples, which when added to the language skills from video lecture number 8, will give you the ability to give important meaning and substance to your public presentations.
Visual aids need to be explained as they can be very confusing. A graph tells a story, but you have to tell the story to your audience.
In this lecture we look at specific vocabulary that allows you to help your audience understand the information on a graph and to keep their attention.
We also look at a range of techniques that you can use to prepare your own public presentations and how colleagues, friends and family can help you.
Visuals are to help you in your presentation, but the main focus should always be on the speaker. In this lecture we have put together a large range of vocabulary in small phrases that you can use in your own public presentations.
Additionally we have given you practical examples to show how the vocabulary is applied in a presentation.
We finish by talking about "patience", when learning this vocabulary, that time and lots of practice is essential.
This lecture is a study of the vocabulary you need to use to get your message across to the audience.
The main content is how to take this vocabulary and apply emphasis, where to apply it and when to use it in your public presentation.
It is an important step in becoming a very interesting speaker who understands how to focus their audience on the key information or key message that you want to transmit.
In video lecture 13 we look at the skill of emphasis when applied to verbs and adverbs.
We will look at a range of vocabulary with practical examples so you can see and learn how to apply emphasis to different parts of a sentence and not just in the adjectives.
The skill of emphasis when applied can be the difference between a boring presentation and an interesting presentation that keeps your audiences attention.
There are times whenyou are giving a presentation, that the language needs to be softened, to have less emphasis.
We show you how to do that orally, and we give you some practical examples which show you how to apply this concept.
We also look at how to take negative news and synonymously change it to sound less negative.
Your accent is not important when speaking English, and this is explained at the beginning.
We then go on to show you why pronunciation (and clarity) are key to a successful presentation.
We study a range of techniques as well as the areas of the English language that you need to apply these ideas, this includes the pronunciation of your P's, T's and the ED ending in words.
This is the first of 4 lectures on the concept of questions in a public presentation.
We study two areas
- recognising and understanding the vocabulary used by the audience to request clarification on things you have said. Practical examples are given
- and how to respond.
We also discuss the need to have worked on your listening skills in the practice stage so that you can understand the requests for clarification.
Questions take 2 formats - OPEN or CLOSED. In this lecture the focus is on OPEN QUESTIONS.
We study the key question words used in open questions.
We give you a selection of examples.
You will learn how to apply this concept to your presentations.
We also show you very polite ways of asking open questions, as well as examples of when a closed question is really an open question.
We go into detail on how to answer questions from the audience.
We have put all possible types of questions in to 4 different groups.
Each is explained and examples are given.
We then look at how you can answer those questions, the key vocabulary to help you do this and a selection of practical examples.
We teach you the technique related to rhetorcal questions and how they are used to maintain the interest of the audience.
We then go on to explain how the technique works and this is accompanied by a range of examples.
We also show you how to use rhetoriclal questions to interact with your audience.
In this lecture we look at how to finish your presentaion.
First we learn the vocabulary and it's application for concluding your presentation and repeating your key message one last time.
We then learn the vocabulary to complete your presentation and move on to questions from the audience.
With this final concept you have completed the full circle of English language needs from the very beginning of a public presentation in English to the very end of a public presentation.
In this last lecture we summarise all the key areas of this course and the concpets covered.
We give you advice on how to continue improving your public presentation skills in English.
I have been in business or training for 25 years, of which the last 19 years has been international.
I have taught English and Professional Training in Brazil, Bosnia, Spain & Portugal.
I have always believed in strong communication skills in all of the courses I impart regardless of the topic. For this reason I focus on speaking, clarity, pronunciation and building strong listening skills.
I am also a strong believer in cultural awareness having lived in Brazil, Morocco, Bosnia, Spain and Holland in the years since I lived in the UK. I have also travelled extensively around the world in addition to the above - China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE, Chile, Paraguay and most of Europe.
In addition to teaching and training I am also the Managing Director of a study abroad organiser based in the UK, so non-native speakers can travel to the UK and completely immerse themselves in language and professional training courses.
My curriculum includes language and professional training imparted to staff from companies such as 3M, Telefonica, Aliseda, Europcar and Genesal.