Presentation Techniques
Wed. 1st. Period Tim Hemington
Culture, Discussion, Listening, Presentation, Speaking, Vocabulary, Writing

Students learn presentation strategies and techniques that will enable them to successfully deliver presentations to audiences in English.  Students learn about different established presentation formats including; object, process and problem & solutions. Students focus on presentation points such as; delivery, research, multimedia & persuasion.  Students are introduced to public speaking and learn how to address groups, use non-verbal communication, project the voice and logically structure presentations. With the lecturer’s guidance students choose their own topics. During the semester there are two group presentations and one individual presentation. At the end of the course, students should be able to give well structured, media assisted presentations in English.

Presentation content can include:

  • Self-introductions
  • New technologies & concepts
  • Current or historical issues (politics, science, mass media, etc)
  • Sport
  • Culture
  • History
  • etc

This course is best suited for students who are reasonably comfortable taking instruction and participating in class in English, and who want to develop confidence when presenting in front of audiences.

Students pass the course when they successfully complete all assigned course work. Final grades are compiled from attendance, classroom participation, completed homework assignments, and assigned presentations. Students are reminded to pay particular attention to university attendance regulations. Class Interaction via Moodle use is a mandatory course requirement and will be assessed in relation to the final grade. Plagiarism is totally unacceptable.

Course Objectives:

  • To practice & develop planning and oral skills to give prepared speeches.
  • To practice & develop individual and group public speaking skills.
  • To demonstrate & improve active listening skills for interaction.
  • To interact effectively in small groups to complete assignments.
  • To successfully learn and understand the criteria for giving a successful presentation to an audience.

Attendance: 10%
Class Participation: 20%
Homework "Moodle" Assignments: 10%
Group Presentation 1: 20%
Group Presentation 2: 20%
Individual Presentation : 20%


Orientation / Short introduction / Ice Breakers


Voice & Body.  Effective Techniques for Communication


Plannng & Structuring Presentations


Object Presentations (Workshop)


Presentation Development


Group Presentation I (Objects)


Presentation Feedback / Dealing with Nervousness & Distractions


Process Presentations (Workshop)


Presentation Development


Group Presentations II (Process)


Presentation Feedback / Problem & Solution Presentations (Workshop)


Multimedia, Supporting Materials and Audience Questions


Course Review / Presentation Development / Q & A


Problem & Solution Presentations