Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills Training Resources

Useful tips and tools to help you present more confidently in English.

12 tips for giving a technical presentation to a non-technical audience

Many people with technical expertise find it difficult to communicate their knowledge in a way that is easy to understand for non-technical listeners. In this cheat sheet we give you insights and practical tips on how to approach this type of presentation with success. We show you how to translate your technical information into real meaning for your audience, meaning that impacts on their work and life.

Presentation Planner Checklist

Creating and designing a presentation can be quite a complex process and involves many stages. Make sure you have completed the following actions at the content preparation stage, when speaking and when you finally arrive at the venue.

Presentation Mindset

In this infographic we highlight the four main areas that influence your presentation performance mindset; fear, beliefs, self-worth and nerves. Make sure you pay attention to this very important part of your preparation for when you speak in public.

How to open your presentation

It’s extremely important that your presentation has impact; you want the audience to pay full attention to you and be listening at all times so your message reaches them loud and clear. Here are 10 things you can do to engage the audience and make them remember you!

Signposting Phrases and Linking Language

In your presentation it is good to use phrases that act as signposts to indicate to your audience where you are going. Saying what you are going to do before you do it creates space for the audience to assimilate your previous message. Signposting phrases act as ‘verbal paragraphs’ in your speaking.

10 ways to deal with presentation nerves

There’s no doubt about it, we all get nervous before a presentation. Know that a little bit of nervousness is a good thing, it gives you adrenalin to perform well. Think of your nerves as your ‘presentation muscles that are waiting to be exercised. That said, here are some ways to help you cope with those nerves.

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