Delivering Presentations

This short online course teaches you how to deliver effective presentations, which you can then practice online.

Course overview

Online

English

19 online lessons

Digital certificate

2 simulations

2 hours to complete

What you will learn

Connect with and engage your audience with strong calls to action

How to use your voice effectively to get people to act

Improve your delivery and presentation skills with practice in web-based simulations

Practice delivering a presentation in web-based simulations

Strong presentation skills are so important in the modern age. We live in a world of sales pitches, conference presentations, client meetings and project updates.

The ability to deliver a presentation in front of an audience will not only enhance your career, but also win you contracts and benefit your personal life.

Delivering a presentation is like any other skill, you need to practice to improve. This unique course combines online classes with practice in web-based simulations, so that you can learn through experience and get feedback on your performance.

Online learning, done differently

We combine online learning with web-based simulations for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt.

Learn online courses

Learn in online classes

Complete a series of videos, quizzes and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.

Practice

Practice in simulations

Practice what you learn in web-based simulations, where you can practice and try out new presentation techniques.

Feedback

Improve with feedback

Receive feedback on your performance to help identify areas you need to improve to become an effective presenter.

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Course curriculum


  • Overview of the simulations and course. We explain how the simulations work and how they can help you improve your presentation skills by letting you practice in a realistic environment.
  • Course guide and resources
  • Welcome
  • Simulations
  • It’s vital that you understand your audience during a presentation. This section covers the different types of audience member, as well as body language and eye contact to connect with them.
  • Importance of eye contact
  • Body language, posture and presence
  • Example: Body language and eye contact
  • Maintain the attention of your audience
  • Speaking rate, pauses, volume and pitch are essential presentation skills. Learn how to use these during your delivery to emphasize key ideas, with example videos demonstrating these points.
  • Volume
  • Average speaking pace, with examples
  • Example: Speaking pace
  • Using your vocal toolbox
  • Example: Two different vocal ranges
  • From starting a presentation, to telling your audience stories, to managing anxiety, this section covers all topics required when delivering a presentation. At the end, you’ll practice what you’ve learnt in VR.
  • How to start a presentation
  • Example: Good and bad introductions
  • Telling a story
  • Managing anxiety
  • Role play: Context of your presentation
  • Simulations: Practice delivering your presentation

Your instructor

Dom, Content Lead, is an entrepreneur, training enthusiast and engineer with a passion for finding new ways to improve speaking skills using technology. Previously, Dom worked at Jaguar Land Rover before leaving to develop the VirtualSpeech app, and now speaks at events around the world.

Web-based simulations for this course

After learning the course theory, you'll be prompted to practice your presentation skills in two simulations. One is a large conference room, the other is a smaller meeting room.

Practice presentation skills in simulations

The simulation includes these useful features to help you practice:

  • Load in your own presentation slides
  • Record your presentation, save it and listen back to it later
  • Receive detailed feedback on performance after your presentation, including on your use of hesitation words, pace of voice, etc.
  • Live feedback during your presentation lets you know how you are performing
  • Upload custom audience questions to practice answering

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Improve faster with these simulation features

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Presentation slides

Personalize your experience by adding your own slides into the virtual rooms.

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Voice analysis

Receive instant feedback on your speech using the latest voice analysis technology.

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Record presentations

Save your speech and listen to it later for analysis, better understand areas to work on.