The course includes work on the following:
- structure of presentation
- confidence building
- use of voice
- use of gesture
- body language
- visual aids
- managing the post-presentation discussion
- language appropriate to academic presentations
The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above.
At one session a practicing actor/drama teacher will work with the class on stage presence, particularly voice and body language.