Enhancing your Presentation Skills in an Academic Environment Workshop Content • The importance of preparation and setting objectives • Structuring the content • Sign-posting and pacing • Using visual aids and technology • Using memory aids and notes • Monitoring feedback • Eye contact and body language • Voice delivery What will participants gain? • Practical advice, tips and techniques on how to make successful presentations • A template for individual critique of your own presentation style, allowing you to make real improvements in performance • Awareness of the capabilities of a range of technologies suitable for making effective presentations Learning Outcomes Participants will learn to: • Present technical information clearly, concisely, and persuasively. • Enhance voice projection, articulation, pace and fluency, body language, eye contact, and gestures. • Determine audience attitudes and needs. • Overcome nervousness, anxiety, and any distracting mannerisms. • Use both common and high-tech media/technologies effectively. • Project control and confidence through delivery skills. • Structure presentations to gain maximum effect. • Use audience involvement techniques to identify and handle questions. • Set up a specific reflective action plan to improve participant’s presentations in an academic environment.