How to present and interact on Zoom
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DMP069A
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
How to improve the way you come across on Zoom video and give you the confidence to make adjustments to your current set up.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Where to place your camera, how to frame the shot, eyeline, simple lighting tips and mic advice, improving the background of the shot, how to use green screen in Zoom, using your voice to best effect, clear diction, on screen energy, performance skills.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Present confidently to Zoom
Explain how basic lighting, sound and camera tips can improve Zoom calls
Use vocal warm-ups and clear diction techniques to improve voice and performance.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners' course. In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently
• Communicate in group situations
• Give and receive constructive feedback
• Read and respond to a range of texts
• Take course notes for your own use.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor-led discussions, interactive participation, practical demonstrations and exercises in class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the course. Please use a laptop or PC rather than phone in order to get the most out of the teaching. You will need to be in a quiet, well-lit room with a good internet connection.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please refer to our range of presenting courses as you consider which area you would like to study next.
Kathryn Wolfe is a highly experienced TV presenting coach who has taught a range of TV presenting courses at City Lit since 2005 and trained dozens of presenters who appear reguarly on TV and online. Formerly a BBC trained TV director with over 25 years TV directing experience, Kathryn was also Course Leader TV Production and Senior Lecturer Media Performance at University of Bedfordshire for 12 years. Kathryn has written two leading text books in this field: "So You Want to be a TV Presenter" (Nick Hern Books, 2010) and "The TV Presenter's Career Handbook" (Focal Press, 2014). Kathryn founded Pukka Presenting in 2003 to train presenters, and further info can be found on Pukka Presenting website and Instagram.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.