History of the English Language

Presentations

The 6-hour course focuses on appropriate vocabulary and phrases for persuasive and clear formal and informal presentations in English as well as looking at techniques to increase the impact of your presentation.

Presentations

Topics covered include:

  • Introducing and outlining your presentation.
  • Signposting your presentation so that your audience will be able to follow your line of argument.
  • Using the language of change to be able to describe visuals and market trends, as well as talk about causation.
  • Rhetorical techniques to make your presentation more interesting and effective.
  • Dealing with questions.

A 12-hour course is also available, going into greater depth on each of the above issues and allowing further practice and time for the analysis of participants’ own recorded presentations.

Presentations - Sample Timetable 1-day course

9-9.15Welcome, overview of course.
9.15-10.00Effective introductions – Vocabulary and expressions for introducing yourself, your company and stating the purpose of the presentation.
10.00-11.00Signposting – key phrases for guiding the audience through your presentation.
11.00-11.15Coffee.
11.15-13.15Using the language of change to be able to describe visuals and market trends, as well as talk about causation.
13.15-14.00Lunch.
14.00-15.15Rhetorical techniques. Listening to some high impact presentations and analysing how to make presentations more persuasive and effective. This will include asking rhetorical questions, repetition, tripling and contrastive emphasis as well as how to use your voice effectively to highlight key points in a talk.
15.15-16.00Dealing with questions. Using audio-visual examples, we will analyse the steps involved in answering questions at the end of presentations.