Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 24, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016


1 week


5 hrs/week


Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


This course is part of a two-course series in Presentations and Public Speaking, and focuses on best practice for giving effective presentations. The topics include: a) how to speak in public to deliver important information to decision makers, b) examples and techniques on how to structure the content for a presentation, c) the use of slides and design guidelines, and d) how to use persuasive language to deliver your message. You will also get a chance of putting it all together in a presentation.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify guidelines for effective public speaking.
  • Use effective techniques to begin a presentation.
  • Recognize how to use signposts to transition from one point to another and from one speaker to another in presentations.
  • Use effective language to conclude a presentation.
  • Identify the purpose of using slides in an oral presentation, and what elements should be included in this.
  • Create slides that are clear and easy to read to support your presentation.

Course Authors

Daphne Mackey

Daphne Mackey


Daphne Mackey is an ESL teacher and the author of sixteen ESL textbooks. Daphne received her M.Ed. and MBA at Boston University, where she taught in the Center for English Language Programs (CELOP) for nine years. For the past thirty years, she has been working in the English Language Programs at the University of Washington. She has also taught in the MBA program at Pacific Lutheran University and done training in multicultural/global team management at northwest companies. In her free time, Daphne enjoys sailing and hiking with her family.