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Business Skills: Easy English Presentations (Presenting)

Get key expressions & vocabulary to clearly and effectively give English presentations. Boost Your Presentation Skills!
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What Will I Learn?
Effectively Deliver a presentation in English
Take control of the Question and Answer Session following a presentation
Use language expressions to accurately describe visual aids
Use knowledge of pronunciation to speak with a more natural pace and tone
Evaluate the effectiveness of your own presentation
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  • A minimum of an Intermediate speaking / listening level of English
  • A willingness to invest some time outside of the videos to facilitate self-improvement

Updated 11/11/2016!

Presenting in a foreign language can be very challenging. Not only do you have to remember the content of your talk in English, but you also have to make sure your audience can follow your key points. You will learn how to deliver effective presentations which your audience will be sure to understand. There are very simple steps you can follow to make this happen.

English Presentations Made Easy:

  • Learn Language Expressions to help you stay focused during your presentation
  • Get the tools you need to engage the audience and control the Question and Answer session
  • See Examples of “real-world" application of the principles taught in this course.

Target Students:

Are you nervous about speaking English in front of an audience?

Do you have a good command of English, but feel like your presentation skills may be lacking?

Would you like to learn how to sound more natural when presenting in English?

Are you presenting at a conference or meeting, and want everyone to understand your concepts?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then enroll now! You should be at a minimum of an Intermediate speaking / listening level of English. You will also need to commit some time to work on your presentation. I can show you the door, but you must walk through it.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively Deliver a presentation in English
  • Use expressions for describing visual aids
  • Take control of the Question and Answer Session following a presentation
  • Use knowledge of pronunciation to speak with a more natural pace and tone
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your own presentation

And, ELT Online will give you more support outside of the lectures:

  • Quizzes and Supplemental Handouts will ensure that you retain what you have learned.
  • Discussions to connect your learning to the real world.
  • Post your questions about Presenting in English and receive an answer within 48 hours.
  • Like our Facebook Page: "I Love Presenting in English" to get daily tips and interact with other English Presenters.
  • Upload your presentation to YouTube (maximum 15 minutes), post a link as a discussion, and get personalized feedback on your presentation from the instructor within 72 hours.

ELT Online has trained thousands of teachers in teaching English, and now students can benefit from that expertise.

The skills you learn in this course will improve the way you present in English forever.

Enroll NOW, and start delivering effective presentations in English!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are not Native Speakers of English and wish to deliver a presentation in English
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 02:04:18
Set Yourself Up to Succeed!
2 Lectures 00:39

Do These Things to Succeed!
1 page
Language Functions for Parts of the Presentation
8 Lectures 39:47

Your audience will judge you within the first 10 seconds. Show them that you are in control of the room with a strong, organized opening.

Preview 07:33

Test your knowledge of Expressions for Opening a Presentation.

Beginnings Quiz
12 questions

Choose one of three techniques to help your opening gain the audience's attention immediately.

Effective Openings

Smoothly linking the parts of your presentation is essential to keep audience interest, and the key to sounding well-organized.


Check your knowledge of "transition" expressions.

Transitions Quiz
5 questions

Learn expressions for involving your audience and creating rapport.

Expressions for Engaging the Audience

Check your understanding of Expressions used to Engage the Audience.

Engaging the Audience Quiz
4 questions

A strong finish lets the audience know that you are a competent speaker.


Check your understanding of Expressions for Concluding a Presentation.

Conclusions Quiz
7 questions

Follow these steps to take control of the Question and Answer session following your presentation.

The Q and A Process

Check your understanding of Expressions used during the Question and Answer session.

Q and A Quiz
6 questions

Learn how to answer questions that are difficult or unrelated to your topic.

Handling Difficult Questions

Check your understanding of Expressions used to Handle Difficult Questions

Difficult Questions Quiz
3 questions

You may choose to use all formal expressions; all informal expressions; or a combination of the two. Most presenters use a combination of formal and informal expressions. This means that most presentations are "semi-formal."

Formal and Informal Styles
10 pages

Check your knowledge of vocabulary commonly used in presentations.

Language Functions: Vocabulary Quiz
13 questions
Describing Visual Aids
5 Lectures 14:00

Use expressions to draw the audience's focus to your visual aids.

Preview 03:38

Which visual aid is best to show the information? Choose the correct choice.

Highlighting Visual Aids: Vocabulary Quiz
5 questions

Use expressions for describing an upward trend.

Describing Change: Upward Movement

Use expressions for talking about a downward trend.

Describing Change: Downward Movement

Use expressions to talk about movement that has stopped or stayed the same.

Describing Change: Stopped or No Movement

Learn how correctly use adverbs; the simple past tense; and the present perfect tense to talk about change over time.

Grammar for Describing Change

Check your understanding of Grammar for Describing Change.

Grammar: Describing Change Quiz
4 questions
Beyond the Script: Speaking Naturally
7 Lectures 24:09
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"Chunking" your presentation into thought groups will allow the audience to more easily undertand you, and will help you to sound more ntaural.

Thought Groups

An understanding of Sentence Stress will help you to sound more natural, and will also improve your listening ability.

Sentence Stress

Pausing at the right time is the key to getting the audience to listen to important points.


Machine Gunning is a technique you can use if you have a list of benefits or if you want to describe something using many adjectives. It's an advanced technique; however, if used correctly, it can be very effective.

Machine Gunning

The Rule of Three is practiced by the majority of great public speakers and is one of the foundations of English Rhetoric. Use the rule of three in your talk to sound more natural and interesting.

Preview 03:30

One student asks "How can an interesting presentation be delivered?" Watch for 3 key considerations.

(Closed Captioned)

BONUS LECTURE: Question Answered-"How Can I Give an Interesting Presentation?"
Evaluating Presentations
3 Lectures 18:16

This lecture introduces the Presentation Evaluation Form.

Read the form and make sure you understand it completely before moving on to the next lecture.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Presentation: Part 1

Use the Presentation Evaluation Form to evaluate 3 sample presentations.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Presentation: Part 2

This lecture will give you a basic overview of 5 key considerations of Body Language. You will also learn how to evaluate your own body language using a worksheet.

Body Language: Tips for Self-Assessment
4 Lectures 13:27

This is a quick review of the key points from the course. If you are still unclear, please post a discussion.

Review of Key Points

DO NOT go without watching this lecture! Final words of advice for presenting in English.

Final Words of Advice

This is the complete presentation which you have seen in the "Expressions in Action" segments.

English as a Global Language: Full Presentation

This is the complete script to the sample presentation. Key phrases and expressions have been highlighted.

English as a Global Language: Presentation Script
3 pages
About the Instructor
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ELT Online provides quality professional development opportunities to those in the field of English Language Teaching; as well as high-quality training to English Language Learners. Specialties include Business English, English for Academic Purposes, New Teacher Training, and Test Prep Courses.

The instructor, Joshua Durey has been in the field of ELT since 2003 as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. During that time he has taught in four countries and has helped 1,000s of students improve their General and Business English. He earned his BA in Business Management from the University of Arkansas, and his MA in Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.

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