Teaching & Learning


Speaking in public without fear 23 July

23 July 2019, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

The audience clapping at the UCL Education Conference 2018

Increase your confidence and improve your presentation style in this workshop delivered by external speaker, Professor Jo Tomalin (San Francisco State University).

Event Information

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UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room, 10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place, London
United Kingdom

Tuesday 23 July, 10:00 - 16:00

External speaker, Professor Jo Tomalin (San Francisco State University) is delivering this session, which is open to all staff at UCL who teach and present to an audience. 

This session will explore why you have a fear speaking in public and provide practical strategies to increase your confidence and enhance delivery. 

You will learn and practice techniques to improve self-presence and confidence when speaking or presenting in public. 

During the session you will take part in discussions and active participation in a supportive environment. You will learn about the importance of preparation and how to control your fear, while speaking in public. 

This workshop will:

  • introduce breathing exercises 
  • review posture 
  • analyse your body language and;
  • explore how to use your voice to be an effective speaker

After attending this session you will

  • have improved self-confidence when speaking
  • be able to apply breathing and body language techniques to enhance your delivery
  • be able to apply practical preparation strategies for speaking and presenting in public

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff. 

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants and all early career educators/professional services will find this session particularly useful.

About the Speaker

Professor Jo Tomalin

at San Francisco State University

An expert in movement, physical theatre & voice - Jo Tomalin teaches, directs, presents national & international workshops, writes Theatre & Dance reviews in the US and Europe and is a pioneer of online teaching at SF State.

More about Professor Jo Tomalin