Presentation skills - Pathways taster

Ref: C2226556

This taster session will introduce students to the skill of presenting to others. Developing confidence and capability to give good presentations in front of an audience is important in both professional and social situations. We will look at tips and techniques to overcome fears, including the use of preparation and control to build on confidence.

Course aim

This taster will provide students with an insight into developing and becoming more confident in using presentation skills and discover how to present knowledge to others in an interesting way.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This taster is suitable for anyone wishing to become more confident in presenting

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify 3 key elements of a presentation which engages the audience
  • Develop 2 key strategies to control nerves
  • Recognise the importance of preparation

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, short tasks

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Presentation skills - Pathways taster

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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