Are you nervous about speaking in English?
Are you nervous about speaking in public?
Then this course is for you!
By following the 3 Golden Rules you will learn how to quickly write, practise and deliver short, effective presentations in English. You will also discover a stress-free way to continuously improve your speaking skills without a teacher.
Using the One-minute Presentation Template, by the end of this course you will be amazed at how easy it is to prepare and deliver a short presentation in English.
All you need is a pen and paper and, if you want to improve more quickly, a (phone) camera to film yourself speaking.
You can't become a good public speaker overnight. It's about building solid foundations and taking baby steps.
Learning to speak without technology is very important.
Companies and countries have different ideas and expectations about what is a good presentation. In this lecture we look at what is considered an effective presentation in an English-speaking country.
Understanding the mindset behi.nd this course
The power of KISS
The rhetorical device that is thousands of years old.
Why you can't remember more than 3 or 4 things.
Let's check what we remember.
You will learn why the takeaway is the most important part of any presentation or speech.
We will look at how it helps to keep things basic at the beginning.
Why keeping the Introduction simple is best.
3 points is easy for you and the audience to remember.
How using a template helps you with structure and getting things done quickly.
We need to explain 'why' if we want people to agree with us or believe us.
Learning to use synonyms and paraphrasing to recap.
An overview of the whole section so we don't forget - recapping is very important!
Let's see if you remember what is important!
These two concepts will save you a lot of time and hassle.
How to brainstorm a simple topic easily.
You will discover how all presentations are really just stories, or a series of stories.
Short and sweet, like a recap should be :-)
Talking about what factors help to speed up presentation preparation.
In this section you will learn why practice is so important.
What factors you need to bring together to make a great presentation.
Tips for using your voice.
How to make friends with the audience and be professional.
Using the space helps you to create energy and interest.
A simple process that helps you to develop and remember your presentation.
Were you paying attention to the lecture about using your voice?
How you can improve all by yourself without a teacher.
Don't forget the 2 questions!
Always recap your script before presenting.
Finally! The presentation we've been building towards.
You will understand how comparing your script and the presentation help you to improve.
The Friendly Inquest
What to do now you've finished the course.
Martin has been teaching English to students from Beginners to Advanced, from children to grandmothers, for over 25 years. He has helped thousands of students to pass many different types of exams including the Cambridge University KET, PET and IELTS and the ToEFL iBT. He was also a Cambridge examiner until a couple of years ago, when he decided to focus on teaching online.
Martin is a popular teacher trainer, having run many seminars and workshops for the British Council, Pearson Education, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. At these events he used a lot of materials and games he created himself, with an emphasis on fun and learning through laughter.
Nowadays, he specializes in improving speaking skills and training people to do presentations.
In his free time Martin loves reading, writing and watching films. He is also a prize-winning songwriter. And, as you might expect from his "English Jokes" course, he loves helping his young son develop his sense of humour.
"My wife is always telling me 'Our son's jokes are worse than yours!' " :-)