Delivery Skills

Delivery skills online training

About the training

How you present is as, if not more important than what you say. You have to be able to deliver your message clearly and in a way that engages. This is particularly important when interacting with business or areas outside of your specialty, where knowledge of your subject is not enough to keep people interested in your presentations.

In this interactive online session, we will reflect on what makes a great presentation and how you can achieve it as well as things to avoid when presenting your research.

The session will cover:

  • Body language - How to look good on camera
  • Voice - How to use your voice and language effectively to engage
  • Emotional projection and actioning - How to utilise this technique from theatre to make your audience really pay attention
  • Techniques for dealing with nerves - Understand why nerves happen, and have techniques at your fingertips to keep control

Throughout the session there will be opportunities to ask questions and reflect on the points raised. You will make use of online participation tools such as Padlet, and polls to collect input from the group and create resources for use after the session.

After the session, participants will:

  • Understand why delivery skills are important both inside and outside research
  • Have techniques and best practice knowledge to implement when presenting
  • Have techniques for dealing with presentation nerves

After the session, the recording will remain online for a week. There will also be a PDF of the main points covered in the workshop, including any resources created by the group.

How to register

The deadline for expressions of interest for this training session is 16 November 2020. Please note that registering your interest does not guarantee you a place. Places for this training are limited and each institution will allocate places on competitive basis if demand exceeds availability. You will be notified of the allocation by 19 November.

This event is open only to current Social Sciences PhD students and ECRs from Brunel University London, Open University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Reading and University of Oxford.

Register your interest in this training

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About the trainer

Duncan Yellowlees

Dunan Yellowlees

Duncan is a specialist provider of presentation and communications training. An ex-engineer and nationally renowned science communicator, Duncan is working with research, academia and individuals to improve communications, confidence, and impact.


25 November, 10am-12pm