Workshop "Presentations in English"

This seminar offers students an introduction to the process of structuring and delivering a presentation in English. The first part of the course focuses on planning a presentation: identifying a key message, making a strong opening, and closing effectively. Key phrases are presented for each section of the presentation and techniques for a smooth transition between slides are discussed. The afternoon session is devoted to delivery, with an introduction to the use of body language and voice and a practical guide to dealing with the question and answer session at the end of the presentation. During the course, all participants will have the opportunity to deliver a short presentation and will receive individual feedback on their strengths and areas for improvement.


Planning a presentation

  • The key elements of a strong structure
  • Knowing your audience
  • Identifying a key message
  • Making a strong opening
  • Closing effectively

Presentation delivery

  • Improving your voice
  • Using confident body language
  • Delivering a short presentation
  • Dealing with the Q+A session

Initially, key techniques will be introduced, with participants having the opportunity to apply them to their own particular situation. The afternoon session involves a series of practical exercises culminating with each student delivering a short presentation and receiving individual feedback on their strengths and areas for improvement.

Participants will discover how to structure a presentation, learn how to use their voice and body effectively and ultimately gain confidence in presenting in English.

Number of Participants: 10 participants maximum

Target Group: Non-native English speakers: Masters students, PhD Students

Time: Thursday, 22 February, 2018, 9 a.m–4.30 p.m.

Place: An der Weberei 5, Room 05.004

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett, B-E-T-A Bamberg

Cooperation Partner: Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)

About the Trainer:

Deborah Bennett is a freelance trainer in English for research purposes and uses her unique combination of experience in academia, research and teaching to provide specialist training in academic writing and presentation skills.