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Talk the Talk: How to Give a Great Presentation

This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to create and deliver confident presentations and speeches.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its length + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Talk the Talk: How to Give a Great Presentation

Why join the course?

This free six-week course introduces the mechanics of effective, persuasive oral presentations, by giving you the opportunity to analyse examples and then create your own. Using resources such as TED Talk videos, you will see how experts deliver professional talks and famous speeches, observe what works, and identify how language connects ideas and keeps a listener engaged.

You will find your own examples of impressive presentations, share and discuss them with other students. And you will work to create and practise your own talk, which you will record and share with your fellow learners, receiving and providing feedback.

At the end of the course you will have a powerful presentation you have created and can be proud of, which you can take away with you and present with confidence in your academic, professional or personal life.

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for those with an interest in presenting, creating presentations or improving their public speaking skills - for school, work, or simply for fun - and does not require any previous experience of studying this subject.

You will be recording presentations and talks, and uploading these to websites such as YouTube, to be shared in peer review exercises on the course. Therefore, you will need to have access to a computer with a webcam, or a mobile phone or tablet with a camera.

Recommended for learners age 16+.

Who will you learn with?

Marshal B Anderson

I have been an educator all my working life; primary school teacher, educational software designer, on-line learning developer and tutor and now, occasional stand-up comedian.

Who developed the course?

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate

You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats, to celebrate taking part.

£34.00 + shipping

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