For many people giving a presentation is an extremely nerve wracking experience especially if they have to give it in a foreign language.
In this post I’m going to give you some tips on preparing the presentation and working on the content. In the next post, I’ll continue with delivery and how to deal with questions.
If you have to give presentations in English and are looking for ways to become more confident, following the tips below will definitely help you.
Preparing the Presentation
- Reconnect with English: At least 20 days before your presentation immerse yourself in English for at least 30 minutes per day. This allows the brain’s neurotransmitters to reconnect with the language. Watch a film, read English out loud or listen to a radio station in English.
- Structure the presentation with specific phrases: Learn the phrases you will use to open, move through and conclude your presentation.