Especially today, when you may be presenting your work online and to an audience which includes listeners located anywhere in the world, the ability to speak effectively to groups in English can be essential. This workshop examines tools for presenting your topic (and yourself) impressively in English and provides opportunities to practice these tools actively. We’ll address both verbal aspects of presenting (e.g., starting your talk strongly) and non-verbal ones (e.g., body language). The overall goal is to explore methods and principles which you can apply to a wide range of presentation situations and to increase your confidence when delivering a talk in English – whether face-to-face or online. The workshop is very interactive and is held in English by a native speaker.
- What makes a good presentation good (and a bad one bad)?
- How can you start your talk impressively?
- What are some options for structuring content so as to keep listeners on track?
- How can your voice contribute to your message?
- What is your body language telling listeners?
- What phrases can you use to move from point to point smoothly – and grammatically correctly?
- What sort of questions can you expect from the audience, and how can you deal with them professionally?
Andrew Cerniski has been training public speaking skills for over 18 years and is himself an experienced presenter. He holds degrees in English, creative writing and business administration. Since 2002 he has managed English, Inc. (www.english-inc.de), a Heidelberg-based provider of Business English training.