Giving a Formal Presentation Interactive

Course Synopsis

A key skill required for most university degrees is the ability to deliver a presentation to a group, which is no easy feat. Presentations can come in all shapes and sizes. At the heart of many university courses is the requirement to compose and deliver a talk on an academic subject to your tutor, and often to a wider audience including your peers. This course focuses on these two aspects – the composition and delivery of an oral presentation – and aims to equip students with the skills and techniques they need to compose and deliver a presentation that is both interesting and informative.

Tutorial 1 covers the composition element in detail, whilst tutorial 2 looks at the delivery element, which is often the most daunting area for students unused to speaking in public, and even for experienced public speakers. The delivery is also the most tricky aspect for non-native English speakers, and tutorial 2 is particularly aimed at these, though native English speakers will also find it useful for honing their delivery skills.


What’s Included?





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Aims and Objectives

  • To learn how to compose an interesting and informative talk
  • To understand the technical skills required to deliver a talk persuasively
  • To improve general public speaking and communication skills

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Compose a talk with a coherent structure
  • Deliver a talk persuasively, employing a wide range of rhetorical techniques


All courses include the following Interactive Tutorial series

Tutorial 1

Preparing Your Talk

0.5 - 1 hour

In this tutorial we go through the process of composing your talk. We begin by looking at how to narrow down a talk title to a subject that you can talk about with passion, before moving on to focus on structure, tone, and persuasive language.

Tutorial 2

Delivering Your Talk

0.5 - 1 hour

The second tutorial focuses on the delivery of an oral presentation, analysing a wide range of techniques such as use of intonation, stress, pitch, speed changes, and pausing. For each technique, our expert readers provide good and bad examples to get you practicing your own speaking skills.

What’s Included?

All courses contain the following elements:

Interactive Tutorials
Online Quizzes
Access to the discussion forum
Access to all course resources
Certificate of completion

Key Details

Course Pre-Requisites Intermediate level of English required
An interest in improving public speaking skills
Course Level For students applying to university
Course level: Easy
Fees £19.99
Workload 1-2 hours

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