How to present and interact on Zoom

Course Dates: 22/09/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Do you use Zoom for business meetings or communications? How do you come across? Would you like to improve your image, sound, background, performance, voice? This is a non-technical course for people who want to look and sound their best on Zoom, with advice, tips and tricks to enhance your video calls simply, whether you’re at home or in the office.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
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.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Kathryn Wolfe Tutor Website

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.

Book your place

Course Code: DMP069A

Tue, eve, 22 Sep - 22 Sep '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £39.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

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