Giving Presentations
Professional Development Programme

Participants: This course is open to all staff.

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this series of events.

Making presentations at conferences, meetings with peers and public engagement events is part and parcel of university life. But doing so can be daunting, even though you know your subject matter inside out. Why? Because you are the focus of attention, you have to connect with unfamiliar audiences and so much rests on the quality of your performance. This lively and involving course is a chance to explore practical communication techniques for delivering compelling presentations with clarity and confidence.

If possible, please bring along a presentation you have given in the past (unaltered) – see ‘Preparation’ below.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • managing nerves
  • confident delivery
  • vocal and physical presence
  • authority and authenticity
  • gaining and holding an audience’s attention
  • responding effectively to questions
  • Effective Communication
  • Continuous Personal and Team Development

You do not have to prepare anything new for this course. However, if possible, please bring along a presentation, on any subject, that you have given in the past. You are welcome to use PowerPoint, but are under no obligation to do so. If you do wish to use PowerPoint, please bring your slides on a USB stick.

Related resources:
Desktop Learning

Facilitator: Dominic Rickhards or Andrew Harries, VOX Coaching 

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

15 April 2015 0930 - 1630 tba


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OSD Course Contact: Zara Chaudhry