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Presenting Your Work with Impact

Discover how to present information at work clearly and concisely, and learn techniques to improve your presentation skills.

Presenting Your Work with Impact
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree
This course is part of the Collaboration, Communication and Remote Working program, which will enable you to learn how to work and communicate efficiently in the modern workplace .

Explore the dos and don'ts of how to be heard in a professional environment

Need to give an important presentation at work?

On this course, you’ll explore techniques to organise your ideas, build a cohesive argument and identify the right tools to deliver your message.

Whether you’re delivering a presentation in an interview, meeting or with a customer, you’ll learn how to take complicated information and present it clearly to your audience.

You’ll learn to create effective slides to support your message and build the skills to improve your presenting and delivery style in what could be a high-stakes situation.

Featured in the UK government’s The Skills Toolkit collection.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    From 27 Jul 2020

    Creating your presentation

    • Welcome

      In this course, you will explore how storytelling techniques can be used to communicate an idea. You will learn the art and science of crafting content, and apply these learnings to develop a visually led deck.

    • Presenting is storytelling

      In this activity, you’ll learn how to use storytelling techniques to communicate an idea. You’ll hear how storytelling relates to presenting and explore a few old and modern storytelling techniques.

    • Crafting your content to communicate your ideas

      You are now going to explore the art and science of crafting content and how to apply this to your own storyline. You will learn about the foundations to first consider with a story, followed by the building blocks of a story.

    • Making a slide deck for your presentation

      Now it’s time to bring together your learnings in order to put together a visually-led deck. You’ll learn how to enhance your narrative by incorporating visuals and designing slides with a good aesthetic.

    • Summary

      You’ve reached the end of the first week of Presenting your work with Impact. This activity will summarise what you’ve learned and provide you with a glossary.

  • Week 2

    From 3 Aug 2020

    Delivering your presentation

    • Welcome to Week 2

      During Week 2, you will learn how to use mindfulness to communicate with confidence, and how to apply delivery techniques to your presentation. You will also reflect on the skills developed throughout this course.

    • Mindfulness for managing yourself

      In this activity, you will learn about various mindfulness exercises to help you communicate with confidence. You’ll be guided through breathing techniques and a mindfulness schedule.

    • Presentation delivery techniques

      You’ll now learn various techniques to assist you in delivering a strong presentation. You’ll look at non-verbal communication (including facial expressions and body language) and find out how to best use your voice.

    • Developing your presentation skills

      In this activity, you’ll reflect on all the skills and techniques you’ve learned over the two weeks of this course. You’ll consolidate your understanding by creating a script and slide deck of your own.

    • Summary

      You’ve reached the end of the second week of Presenting your work with Impact. In this activity, we’ll sum up what you’ve learned.

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore how storytelling techniques can be used to communicate an idea
  • Apply the art and science of crafting content
  • Develop a visually-led deck
  • Explore mindfulness techniques to communicate with confidence
  • Apply presenting and delivery techniques
  • Reflect on the development of skills in the course

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for young people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

Who will you learn with?

Hi! I'm a Lead Educator for a few of the Future Learn courses. I'm a communications specialist and filmmaker. I'm also a certified integrative health coach and yoga teacher.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

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What's included?

University of Leeds are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible

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