The work you do in the Presentations short course needs to be supplemented and extended with independent study. There are specific books on presentation skills in the library and for easy access to good resources there are many up to date and useful videos and guides on ‘how to deliver a successful presentation’ on the internet.
On this page you will find useful resources recommended by our teachers.
Academic Skills – Presenting Effectively
A very useful video which explains how to give an effective academic presentation from sequencing the presentation to using effective visuals in your PowerPoint. Click here to watch.
The 3 magic ingredients of amazing presentations – Ted Talks
This is a Ted Talks lecture on presenting, focusing on audience, speaker and transformation. The speaker demonstrates his effective ‘Audience Transformation Roadmap’, which is a successful albeit innovative way to presenting. Click here to watch.
The OCR Guide to presentation skills
This presentation skills guide (pdf) gives you step-by-step instructions on how to present successfully.
Speaking: Watch your pitch pattern
This short video concentrates on the importance of intonation when you speak and effectively shows the difference between varied intonation and monotone speech. It demonstrates how changing the intonation and stress in your voice can give a different meaning to the same phrase. Click here to watch.
4 tips to do voice modulation while speaking: Public speaking tips
This video shows you how to modulate your voice when speaking and how necessary changing your pitch pattern is to get your message across to your audience - from high and low pitch to fast and slow. Click here to watch.