Presentation skills (lecturers)
Teaching resources to help you to develop your students' skills. You can adapt these materials to suit your own needs; see the link below for more details about acknowledging Skills@Library.Using our resources
Here are two examples of presentation skills workshops. Although different in style they both deliver the same message; the importance of knowing your audience, delivering a clear message, using appropriate media and being confident with your delivery style.
Both workshops include a lesson plan and links to supporting handouts and activities.
Workshop One (PDF)
This is a two-hour workshop which includes individual and group presentations and feedback opportunity.
Workshop Two (PDF)
This is a one-hour workshop which includes an activity on individual presentations and feedback.
This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to stand up and present and is ideal when the session time does not allow for group presentations.
Group Presentations (PDF)
This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to prepare and deliver a group presentation.
Both of the above activities provide suggested ideas for topics on which your students can deliver their presentations.
Self audit (PDF)
This activity helps students to consider their strengths and weaknesses in various areas of presentation skills.
Here are some example presentations you might want to use in your teaching to demonstrate good practice. These clips were filmed as part of Queen Mary's Junk the Jargon competition.
Presentation skills tutorial
This tutorial is designed to help students identify strengths and weaknesses through a range of interactive activities. On completion of the tutorial students are directed to further, more specific resources within the presentation skills topic page.
Tips from a professional on voice control. This video-based activity shows by example how voice control can improve presentationspresentation skills student page.
SDDU support for University of Leeds staff
Our resources are designed to help you to develop your students' presentation skills. If you would like to develop your own presentation skills, have a look at the support offered by SDDU.
Books on presentation skills
- McCARTHY, P. 2002. Presentation Skills: the Essential Guide for Students. London: Sage.
- VAN EMDEN, J and L. BECKER. 2004. Presentation Skills for Students. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- REYNOLDS, G. 2008. Presentation Zen: simple ideas on presentation design and delivery. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
- ATKINSON, C. 2005. Beyond bullet points: using Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations that inform, motivate and inspire. Redmond: Microsoft Press.
- GALLO, C. 2010. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to be insanely great in front of any audience. New York; London: McGraw-Hill Professional.
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