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Foundation Presentation Skills – Part 2

Shake off presenting nerves and dread. Learn how to present with confidence and wow your audience.

"Don't sweat it."

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Course content

Tone

  • Introduction
  • Tone is an expression of your mood. Also, interesting people tend to use a larger vocal range...

  • Smiling Really Does Help
  • Smiling will help to engage your audience and however you smile, it will improve your tone..

Energy

  • Introduction
  • Energy is the fuel of a presentation, the life-blood that keeps it going. That's why energy and enthusiasm are so important...

  • Increasing Your Level of Energy
  • This video contains a simple, physical exercise that will increase your energy levels while presenting...

  • Energy Equals Intention
  • Speech energy is all about intention and that's important because it conveys faith in your material...

  • Finding Your Right Level of Energy
  • Paul shows you a simple exercise that shows how to increase your energy in a really natural way...

  • The Mirror Principle
  • When presenting, we get back from an audience what we give them. Too little, and the audience will tune out; too much, and they will feel overloaded...

Emphasis

  • Introduction
  • Skilled presenters know how to make their audience remember key information. This video is about defining the message so the audience understands it...

  • Creating Meaning
  • Emphasis is a great way to create meaning when you're talking and this video provides a simple exercise to help with that...

  • Three Emphasis Exercises
  • Emphasis is vital for helping an audience to connect with your message. It's about knowing what the key words are and making sure they really resonate when you speak...

Pace

  • Introduction
  • Getting the pace right in a presentation has a powerful effect on you and the audience. This module shows you various ways of achieving the correct pace while presenting.

  • The Power of the Pause
  • Presenters need to know that it's vital to speak at a manageable pace. Here's a tip called the 'power of the pause'...

  • Read and Record
  • Pace is all about the presenter's perception of the audience, and it's always worth remembering that the audience may be a lot less familiar with the subject than the presenter...

  • The Power of the Pause II
  • Jennifer explains how pausing is a way for the audience to gently consider the message you're trying to send...

  • Read and Record II
  • Paul explains an exercise that can be used to slow you down when you're speaking...

Articulation

  • Introduction
  • Articulation is a physical act that requires physical practice...

  • The Pen Exercise
  • Tom will show you how making use of a pen in this exercise, can help improve your articulation...

  • Listen to Yourself
  • Jennifer demonstrates how practising with a recording device, combined with a tongue twister, can help your articulation...

  • The Facial Warm Up
  • All you need for this exercise is an imaginary sticky toffee. Watch Julia to find out how this exercise can help prepare you to deliver a presentation...

  • Achieving Clarity
  • Paul demonstrates a couple of quick exercises that show how to practice a presentation in ways that will help to improve articulation...

Projection

  • Introduction
  • Projecting the voice is not about shouting or just raising your voice and both are uncomfortable on the ear. But you do need to learn to project your voice so it resonates...

  • The Humming Exercise
  • Projection is not just about volume but energy and resonance and here, Jennifer explains how humming will help to improve yours...

  • Doing It Right
  • No matter the size of the room, projection is about having a conversation and talking TO people, rather than AT them...

Focus

  • Introduction
  • When presenting, there are many distractions that can affect your level of focus. However, the audience needs you to be fully focussed.

  • Connecting
  • Focus is a great way to connect with people and Paul shows how really looking at them makes all the difference...

  • Keeping on Track
  • Here Sara explains how visualising key parts of your content in imaginary bubbles can help your presentation to stay on track...

Verbal Economy

  • Introduction
  • Verbal economy is all about maximising the clarity of your message...

  • Eliminating Space Fillers
  • Space fillers can be difficult to remove from language and even harder to do during a live presentation. Jennifer explains a better way...

  • Eliminating Space Fillers II
  • Do you you...er...have...um, kind of some problems eliminating space-filler language? Here Paul provides an excellent exercise, to eliminate it from what you say...

Practice

  • Introduction
  • We've all heard the saying 'practice makes perfect', well its true. Since how you look and sound has a profound effect on the audience, a lack of practice can be obvious...

  • Control Your Nerves
  • Sara explains how to overcome that initial rush of nerves...

  • How to Practice
  • The most powerful tool to communicating effectively is practising OUT LOUD. This has numerous benefits, as Henry explains...

  • The Practice Toolkit
  • How to keep practising the essential skills you have been learning about? Sara suggests ways in which this can be done in your everyday life...

Extras

  • Introduction
  • More hints, tips and exercises to help develop your presentation skills...

  • Dealing with Mistakes
  • Everyone makes mistakes. Here's great advice from Henry about what to do should one occur during your presentation...

  • How To Begin Your Presentation
  • The beginning of a presentation is vitally important, not least because that's when the audience tends to be most judgmental...

English as a Second Language

  • Introduction
  • This section will be useful if English is your second language...

  • The Second Language Presenter
  • The audience will know within 3 seconds if English is your second language, and that is good. In this video, Henry explains some tools to help you with your clarity, impact and the way people understand you...

Tongue Twisters

  • Introduction
  • Here are a selection of Tongue Twisters that can be used in a variety of ways. They help with articulation, pace and warming up the vocal chords prior to delivering a presentation.

  • Any noise annoys...
  • Any noise annoys an oysterBut a noisy noise annoys an oyster most.

  • Theo Thistler...
  • Theo Thistler, the thistle sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles into a sieve of sifted thistles then sifted a sieve of sifted thistles into a sieve of unsifted thistles for Theo Thistler was a thistle sifter.

  • Shut up the shutters...
  • Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop.

  • How much wood...
  • How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

  • A big beetle...
  • A big beetle bit a body in a big black bag.

  • Whether the weather...
  • Whether the weather be coldOr whether the weather be hotWhatever the weather, we'll weather the weather whether we like it or not.

  • Flee from fog...
  • Flee from fog to fight flu fast.

  • Three free things...
  • Three free things set three things free.

  • Amidst the mists...
  • Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,He thrusts his fists against the postsAnd still insists he sees the ghosts.

  • Unique New York...
  • Unique New York, New York Unique

  • How much ground...
  • How much ground could the groundhog grind if the groundhog could grind ground.

  • I'm a critical...
  • I'm a critical cricket critic

  • Betty Botter...
  • Betty Botter bought some butter but she said this butter's bitter. If I put it in my batter, that will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter better than the bitter butter, that will make my batter better.

  • Oh what to do...
  • Oh what to do to die today at a minute till two 'til two A thing distinctly hard to say yet harder still to do For they'll beat a tattoo at twenty to two With a rattatta tattatta tattatta too And the dragon will come when he hears the drum At a minute till two 'til two today At a minute till two 'til two.

  • Many merry moments...
  • Many merry moments make Madge mischievous.

  • Baby buggy...
  • Baby buggy bumpers.

  • He threw three...
  • He threw three free throws.

  • Red lorry...
  • Red lorry, yellow lorry. Red leather, yellow leather.

  • She sells seashells...
  • She sells sea shells by the sea shell shore.The shells that she sells are sea shore shells I'm sure.

  • Around the rugged rocks...
  • Around the rugged rocks ruthless Robert ran.

Actions

  • Actions
  • Here are some practical actions you can take to embed your learning from part 2 of this course.

Learning outcomes

  • The skills to become an A1 presenter
  • How to enhance the way you sound
  • How to infuse energy
  • Emphasis, pace and articulation

Foundation Presentation Skills – Part 2

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