Get Presenting! Managing Presentation Anxiety

“There are two types of speakers: those that are  nervous and those that are liars” (Mark Twain)


This four-part UCL course was written by Dr Jayne Kavanagh (doctor) and Dr Katherine Woolf (psychologist) to help people with a genuine fear of public speaking give effective presentations.

Get Presenting! has helped previous participants become significantly more confident at public speaking and improved their presentation skills.

''I would just like to say a big thank you. This course has taught me so much and improved my confidence, not only in presenting but in working in groups. It has been a pleasure to attend…and I would definitely recommend it to others''

Over 4 half day sessions participants will develop the confidence and skills to prepare, deliver and review presentations. One facilitator will teach all 4 sessions to create a trusting and supportive environment.

Individual follow-up is also available.

Course objectives

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Skillfully plan, organise and deliver a presentation
  • Put into practice three strategies to manage their presentation anxiety
  • Use feedback to constructively review and evaluate presentations

Course outline

  • Session 1: skills training; getting to know the facilitator and other participants
  • Session 2: cognitive and behavioural intervention strategies 1
  • Session 3: cognitive and behavioural intervention strategies 2
  • Session 4: reviewing the effect of skills training and intervention strategies on presentations
Certification and Other Details

On the final day of the course participants will receive a certificate confirming they have successfully completed the programme. 



This course is open to anyone who is very anxious about giving presentations and wants to learn how to manage this anxiety.


The course will be taught by UCL clinical teachers, all of whom have years of experience of helping people with presentation anxiety.


The course will be held at The Clinical and Professional Skills Centre on the UCL Campus.  Future courses may take place in any of our three campuses.

Rockefeller Building

University College Medical School

Clinical and Professional Skills Centre

1st Floor, The Rockefeller Building,

21, University Street,

London, WC1E 6JJ

0207 679 6915


Unfortunately, we will not have dates available for this course until the next academic year (2014/2015).