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Dealing with the unexpected

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what we do, things just go wrong. The important thing to learn is how to handle these situations. I have presented so many sessions when things …

Interacting with your audience

Interacting with your audience can be a fantastic way to inject some energy into your presenting and judge how your presentation is being received. This needs to be done with …

Improvisation

As a presenter you need to be able to think on your feet and improvise. This is sometimes easier said than done though. The best way to get more used …

Analyse your recording

It can be hard to analyse your own presenting style if you have never actually seen yourself present. Many people feel nervous about watching themselves back on camera or listening …

Watching other presenters

We have looked at what makes presenters particularly great at what they do in theory, now lets take a look at some presenters in action. This video introduces lots of …

Get started

You have now analysed your current style and may now be building an idea of the sort of presenter you would like to be – fantastic. We will be delving …

Week 3

Welcome to week three. This week we will be looking at how we can blend everything you have learned together and maybe even sprinkle in some extras too. We will …

Week 2

Welcome to week two. Last week was all about reflecting on your own style and identifying areas you might like to improve. This week we will be hearing from some …

Welcome to the course

By the end of this course we want you to feel confident and enthused about your own unique presenting style. If you have to present as part of your job …

Thinking about accessibility

It is crucial you think about accessibility when presenting so your talk is as inclusive as possible. This step will take you through some of the main points to think …

The invisible audience

Dhara Patel – Astronomy Education Officer, Royal Observatory Greenwich. In her 5 years working as a science communicator at the Royal Observatory Greenwich she has presented to a range of …

Audience feedback

We asked the Presenter Network ‘How do you deal with unsolicited audience feedback mid-presentation?’. Here is what they said – Positive feedback is easy to thank and move past, negative …

Presenting to a camera

Marty Jopson – TV presenter, science performer, science writer and prop builder Marty has been making science television for over twenty years and has worked behind the camera as a …

Presenting in different environments

Dr Sheila Kanani Sheila is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher and space comedian, with a background in astrophysics and astronomy research from UK universities. She regularly …

Public Speaking: Good and Bad Habits

My experience presenting has taught me a lot over the years so here are my top tips of things I think about when I am about to present. Volume This …