5. Presenting for Success


Learning how to present in public, understanding your audience, creating a presentation and delivering with impact, all key skills for successful lives.


5.1 – Preparing for Success

Understanding an audience and how they can write a presentation that engages one

5.2 – Delivering for Success

Understanding how to deliver an effective presentation to get across their message

5.3 – Practising for Success

Practise – writing an effective presentation as a team.

5.4 – Practising for Success 2

Practise – delivering an effective presentation as a team.

5.5 – Moving to the Next Level

Managing performance anxiety, understanding and applying body language, using learning styles and dealing with questions.


Each lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, student worksheet, PowerPoint and in some cases video and can be adapted to meet your needs. You can use the lesson plans fully or take some of the exercises included and add them to your own lessons…the choice is yours.



Having undertaken these lessons the students will

  • Understand and apply the principles of good communication and be more confident about speaking in public
  • Understand how to craft a message and meet the needs of an audience
  • Develop the ability to put together a presentation that grabs the attention of others
  • Understand how to effectively deliver a message or presentation that engages
  • Learn that practise really does underpin improved performance
  • Understand what causes performance anxiety and some steps they can take to combat this

All lessons have been written to be delivered in one or more hour periods and are adaptable so they can be delivered in smaller chunks suitable for tutor/mentor time or shorter lessons.  Depending on the depth to which the lesson is taken and the ability range of the students you may want to extend some lessons beyond the time suggested.

All lessons have extension or home learning tasks and the programme has sufficient material to run over a whole school year (around 100 hours).

Alternatively, the lessons can all be run independently and are suitable to be delivered by non-specialist and cover staff.  You can use them to support or run alongside existing programmes or to enhance a project you are undertaking or to support learning in a particular area or subject.  They also lend themselves to being used as enrichment days, where you can use groups of lessons to support a full or half days activities.