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Presenting Your Work with Impact: Presentation Skills Training

Improve your presentation skills and learn how to present your work with impact and communicate messages clearly and concisely.

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    2 weeks
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    3 hours
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Discover essential presentation techniques

Need to deliver an important presentation at work?

On this two-week course, you’ll discover techniques to organise your ideas, communicate a cohesive message, and identify the right tools to deliver your presentation.

Whether you’re presenting in an interview, meeting, or with customers, you’ll learn how to clearly articulate your ideas.

Improve your storytelling techniques and calm your presentation nerves

You’ll identify the tools and techniques you can use to build your confidence and improve your presentation.

You’ll learn storytelling skills to create a memorable presentation and discover mindfulness tips for managing your nerves so you can deliver your message with ease.

To help improve your delivery style, you’ll learn how to create effective slides that support your message in what could be a high-stakes situation.

Learn from industry professionals and the University of Leeds

Supported by experts, you’ll gain top insights into what makes a standout presentation.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to take complicated information and turn it into a clear and confident presentation.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Adeseye Lowal-Solarin: How do you create a memorable presentation? What can you do to manage your nerves when delivering to the audience? This course will help you find out how. Presenting your Work with Impact is one of three courses exploring collaboration, communication, and remote work. From exploring storytelling techniques, to tips on managing your nerves through mindfulness, you will hear from industry professionals about improving performance. And learn how to communicate with confidence. This course is part of our portfolio of professional and digital skills courses from the University of Leeds, in association with the Institute of Coding.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds Whether you’re new to the world of work or forging a new career for yourself, we look forward to sharing your journey into the fast-moving digital space. Join us online now.


  • Week 1

    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

    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.

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Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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 people who have some digital skills but would like to build on them. You may be looking to improve your career prospects or you are established in your career and want to boost your confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

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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