Welcome to a "Step by Step Guide to Putting Together a Last Minute Presentation".
This is a beginners course aimed at teaching you how to put together a presentation at short notice and deliver it with confidence. You do not need to have any prior Public Speaking knowledge or experience. We start the course by covering the basics, which include looking at who your audience are, how many people will be in the audience, where you will be delivering your talk and whether you will be using visual aids (PowerPoint).,
Then we go on to look at how to write your talk so that it fits in with the time given. We then look at defining your main points, opening your talk, signposting the presentation, expanding on your main points, summarising your talk and leaving your audience with a key takeaway. I the go on to chat about how to handle the Q&As, and in the Bits & Bobs, I talk about nerves, body language and how to dress for a speech.
I then deliver a full 5-10 min presentation to the camera so that you can see how all the elements come together.
Each lesson comprises a talking head video and following Feedback from the students on my previous Udemy course (Public Speaking for the Terrified", the videos are much shorter, with each video around 5 minutes (except for my full presentation) and there are exercises to go with each video.
I will be adding additional resource material and a few more videos in the coming weeks and will update the videos to keep them relevant.
In this lecture, we look at some of the basics around preparing your presentation.
In this lecture, we look at the length of your presentation, and how to work out how many words you will need to write to keep within your time limit.
In this lecture, we aim to make sure you know exactly what your presentation is about. You might think that this is unnecessary but it can be easier to get wrong than you would think.
In this lecture, we look at how to define the main points of your presentation.
In this lecture, we look at the importance of smiling at the start of your presentation.,
In this lesson, we look at how to introduce the structure of your presentation.
In this lesson, we look at the different ways you can open a presentation.
In this lesson, I will show you how to expand on your main points.
In this lesson,you learn how to summarise your presentation.
In this lesson, we will look at how you will close your presentation.
In this lesson I give a 10 minute presentation to show you how the different elements work together.
In this short lecture I just want to say 'Thank you' for joining me on the course, and the next steps you can take if you would like to take a more comprehensive course.
Lindy Irving is a lecturer in Essential & Core Skills at Edinburgh College in the UK, as well as an award winning Speaker, Trainer & Coach.
Lindy has designed and delivered Training Programs and Presentations for organizations such as the BBC, NHS, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh Business School, BAYT (Middle East), Healthcare Conferences UK, British Dental Health Foundation, SHARE, Motorola, NBF (National Bank of Fujairah), 3W Networks, Coach 2 Deliver, Apex Training & Development, Belfast City Council, VSS Belfast, Bridge of Hope, Belfast and South Lanarkshire NHS and JET2.Lindy has won a number of Public Speaking contests, including runner-up in 2009 UK & Ireland Public Speaking Championships - Evaluation Contest, and was recently a 2015 TEDx speaker with her powerful speech "Holy Black Dog Batman! Superheroes vs Stigma".
Lindy is a fully certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner having trained in both the UK & USA, holds an MA (Hons) Psychology from the University of Glasgow, and is currently completing a Masters degree in Mental Health Recovery & Social Inclusion.
Previous positions held include: Director at LindyIrving Training & Development, Training Manager Apex Training & Development, Radio Presenter for Celtic Music Radio and President of Toastmasters International - Southside Speakers Public Speaking Club. Lindy has appeared on the BBC, Sky Living, STV and in a number of UK newspapers and magazines.
Lindy currently spends her time travelling between the UK, Middle East and Asia.