Saturday 16 June 2018 -
09:45 to 17:00
British Council - Via Manzoni 38, Milano

The ability to speak in front of an audience in English is essential for creating business growth opportunities in the international market. In this practical workshop, you will develop a presentation in English, practise delivering it in front of an audience and get feedback from the trainer. 

Who is this course aimed at?

This one-day training workshop is aimed at business professionals who need to practise and improve their presentation skills. Level B2 + Maximum 12 people.

In this speaking workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • transmit your message clearly and confidently in English
  • engage with the audience and keep their attention
  • organise your ideas and highlight key points 
  • answer questions with confidence

Course Materials

Course materials will be provided. Participants should bring their own tablet or notebook.

Overview of the training

This practical workshop supports participants in the planning, preparation and delivery of presentations. You will focus firstly on preparing your slides, which will form a presentation, to be given in the afternoon. 

You will focus on developing communicative and informative presentations, describing facts and figures and engaging audience interest through the use of language and tone of voice. 

You will work on dealing with the pressure of speaking in front of an audience and responding to questions effectively. 

The presentations will be filmed for training purposes. Feedback will be provided by peers and by the trainer.

Workshop Outline 

  • Planning and writing the presentation 
  • Ordering ideas and information
  • Choosing visual material, graphs, charts, images 
  • Presenting facts and figures 
  • Reducing a long presentation to a series of key points for delivery

Delivering the presentation 

  • Using emphasis and tone of voice to convey meaning 
  • Clarity of communication 
  • Dealing with questions 
  • Cultural considerations 
  • Filmed presentations and feedback 
  • Assessment 

The Trainer

Katie Harris is CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching Adults) and BET (Business English Teaching) qualified and has taught business and general English in Milan since 2010. 

She graduated with a Masters in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and later went on to gain an MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition from University College London. 

In addition to teaching, Katie has delivered Public Speaking and Presentations skills training as part of the British Council English for Innovation project and has run Business Training sessions to British Council clients. She has also worked with digital language learning companies in the development of their advanced business English courses, with a focus on international communication strategies.

Level Time Date

Upper Intermediate (B2)

Max 12 participants

09.45 - 17.00

Saturday 16 June 2018

Cost €140 per participant

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