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Learning at Coventry

Coventry University believes that a good student experience is central to learning at a world-class standard. To reflect our success we were recently awarded the title of University of the …

Dealing with nerves

Even the best speakers get nervous before a presentation – it’s natural. The key is how to channel that nervous energy, tension and adrenaline in a positive and productive way. …

Considering your audience

Who is your audience and how will this affect your presentation? Your audience will influence the content and delivery of your presentation. You may have to speak to senior executives, …

Body language

Body language is the communication of feelings, emotions, attitudes and thoughts through body movements, gestures, posture and position. It describes the non-verbal signals we make. In a presentation, examples of …

Thank you and goodbye

Congratulations on completing this taster course. In the video, Andrew Preshous your lead educator, thanks you for taking part in the course and introduces the rest of this program. Continuing …

Review of the week

Thank you for completing this second week of study. This week, you have explored some of the non-verbal elements of effective presentation delivery such as body language. You have also …

Recording your mini-presentation

You are now invited to prepare the mini-presentation task that we gave you at the beginning of this week. This is your opportunity to record a short presentation pitching your …

Applying this to your task

Let’s look in more detail at the process in relation to the task at the end of the week Select a topic The subject you choose should be of interest …

Preparation

When preparing for a presentation, there are a number of stages you are likely to go through. Understand the task Do you know exactly what you have to do? Whether …

Advice on recording your video

Watch the video with some good advice on how you should approach recording your mini-presentation. In it John Patrick, your digital media producer for this course, describes five important things …

Welcome back

Welcome to the second week of What Makes an Effective Presentation? This week you will: Investigate how to design and develop presentations Consider non-verbal elements that will help with delivery …

This week’s task

At the end of this week, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare your own short presentation. The scenario A competition has been launched by the World Urban Business Development Foundation …

Review of the week

Well done for completing the first week of this course. We hope that you have found the week helpful and taken part in the conversations during the week. If you …

Clarity

Whenever you are giving a presentation, it’s essential that the talk has specific aims and is expressed clearly. The purpose of a business presentation may be to inform, persuade or …

Volume

Volume, like pace and intonation, can reveal the mood and mindset of a presenter. It is important that your delivery is at an appropriate noise level. Speaking too loudly might …