Presenting yourself successfully

Course Dates: 17/10/20 - 24/10/20
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Online

Develop ease and confidence in self-presentation in all situations. Gain credibility and attention by projecting yourself effectively and with assurance.

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


What is the course about?

To gain credibility and attention by projecting yourself effectively and with assurance. To develop your skills in the preparation of material, delivery and presentation of message and responding to an audience. To reflect on tutor and peer evaluation and identify where you can make improvements.

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?

- defining outcomes and objectives
- generating ideas
- structuring a persuasive message
- using language powerfully and effectively

- developing and projecting your personal style
- maintaining pace and interest
- ensuring you motivate your listeners
- speaking with and without notes

Responding to an audience:
- establishing rapport
- answering questions
- coping with awkward reactions

Managing tension:
- practising relaxation and breathing techniques.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Establish and maintain a sense of controlled ease in self-presentation.
Have the confidence to achieve a positive response.
Organise and put across ideas clearly and with assurance.
Employ techniques for relaxation, breathing and improved vocal delivery.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students whose first language is not English will need to be fully competent in speaking and listening in English.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will comprise of talks, discussion, exercises and presentations, with opportunity for group feedback and evaluation. There will be practical skill building work. Students will make presentations with playback.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials and notes are provided by the tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Communicate with Confidence through Voice and Body Language; Self-Presentation for Business People
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.


Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This is a great course lead by a great instructor that will help you feel more confident speaking publicly and give you strategies to help you write and deliver an engaging talk. It's also quite fun!
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Review by K Brown / (Posted on 08/03/2020)
The course was excellent. And unexpectedly it was fun!
Classes were well structured with varied exercises. The tutor was encouraging and got us all speaking publicly with confidence. The TV cameras really helped the process. I spoke in front of 60 people for the first and only time in my life one week later!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/11/2019)
Great course; Tim is engaging, understanding, and entertaining throughout. There is a great mix of practical exercises, with theory and discussion, and you will come away with awareness of what you need to continue working on, having had a chance to try out some of the many suggestions for improvement given out along the way.
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Review by Devon / (Posted on 10/11/2018)
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Course Code: DVX040

Sat, day, 17 Oct - 24 Oct '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £97.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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