Improve Your English Quickly With One-Minute Presentations
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Improve Your English Quickly With One-Minute Presentations

How Non-native Speakers Can Quickly Improve English Public Speaking Skills By Writing & Practising Short Presentations
4.0 (15 ratings)
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Created by Martin Luxton
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write, practise and give a short presentation - and you will be able to do the whole process in 15 minutes!
  • Speak (and write) English more fluently, naturally and with more confidence.
  • Use a powerful but simple technique to keep improving every day - without a teacher!
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  • You will need a pen and paper to write your own practice presentations.
  • (Optional) Post-it notes or small cards to help organize your writing.
  • (Optional) A camera or phone camera film yourself speaking to help you improve.

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.

  • No complicated explanations
  • No difficult grammar
  • No Powerpoint skills needed

All you need is a pen and paper and, if you want to improve more quickly, a (phone) camera to film yourself speaking.


Who is the target audience?
  • You want more confidence and fluency in speaking English - for conversations, meetings, presentations, job interviews, socializing
  • You want to learn how to quickly and easily structure and organize ideas in English - both in writing and speaking.
  • You will need to be pre-intermediate to advanced level in English.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
Start Your Public Speaking Journey Here
4 Lectures 16:49

Welcome to The Power of One-Minute Presentations.

Preview 01:48

You can't become a good public speaker overnight. It's about building solid foundations and taking baby steps.

Preview 03:39

Learning to speak without technology is very important.

What! No Technology?

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.

Cultural Differences

Understanding the mindset behi.nd this course

Why One-Minute Presentations
1 question
The 3 Golden Rules
3 Lectures 09:29

The power of KISS

K.I.S.S. - Keep It Short and Simple

The rhetorical device that is thousands of years old.

The Rule of Tell 'em

Why you can't remember more than 3 or 4 things.

The Magic Power of 3

Let's check what we remember.

The 3 Golden Rules
1 question
The One-Minute Presentation Template
8 Lectures 12:54

You will learn why the takeaway is the most important part of any presentation or speech.

The Takeaway - The Most Important Part of Your Presentation

We will look at how it helps to keep things basic at the beginning.

Start With The Basics Only

Why keeping the Introduction simple is best.

Introducing The Topic

3 points is easy for you and the audience to remember.

The 3 Points

How using a template helps you with structure and getting things done quickly.

Using a Template

We need to explain 'why' if we want people to agree with us or believe us.

Extending The 3 Points

Learning to use synonyms and paraphrasing to recap.

Recap and Thank You

An overview of the whole section so we don't forget - recapping is very important!

Let's Run Through the Whole Template

Let's see if you remember what is important!

The One-Minute Presentation Template
1 question
Writing a Complete One-Minute Presentation in Only 15 minutes
4 Lectures 08:54

These two concepts will save you a lot of time and hassle.

Two Important Concepts: Minimum Viable Product and Constant Iteration

How to brainstorm a simple topic easily.

Brainstorm a Topic

You will discover how all presentations are really just stories, or a series of stories.

The Power of Little Stories

Short and sweet, like a recap should be :-)

Recap and Thank You

Talking about what factors help to speed up presentation preparation.

Getting a presentation done quickly
1 question
Practice Makes Perfect
7 Lectures 20:15

In this section you will learn why practice is so important.

The Benefits of Practice

What factors you need to bring together to make a great presentation.

The Holistic Approach

Tips for using your voice.

Using Your Voice

Tips on how to use your body.

Preview 03:16

How to make friends with the audience and be professional.

Interacting with the Audience

Using the space helps you to create energy and interest.

Using The Space

A simple process that helps you to develop and remember your presentation.

Remembering The Structure - The 6 Word System

Were you paying attention to the lecture about using your voice?

Practice Makes Perfect
1 question
The Power of the Self-improvement Feedback System
1 Lecture 06:19

How you can improve all by yourself without a teacher.

Preview 06:19

Don't forget the 2 questions!

The Self-Improvement Feedback System
1 question
Let's Present - 3 Reasons Why You Should Do Regular Exercise
3 Lectures 04:36

Always recap your script before presenting.

Recap of the Presentation Script

Finally! The presentation we've been building towards.

Preview 01:04

You will understand how comparing your script and the presentation help you to improve.

The Video vs Script Inquest: 3 Reasons Why You Should Do Regular Exercise

The Friendly Inquest

Improving your presentation
1 question
Congratulations - You've Completed The Course!
1 Lecture 00:14

What to do now you've finished the course.

Thank You & What's Next
About the Instructor
Martin Luxton
4.4 Average rating
74 Reviews
11,540 Students
3 Courses
Bachelor of Arts in English, Speaking/Business English Coach

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!' " :-)