Presentation Skills

Do you find yourself constantly dreading that upcoming tutorial presentation or get anxious when speaking in front of a group? If you do, you are not alone. Research has shown that people fear public speaking more than anything else. However, to be successful at university, we have to confront our fears several times each semester. Learn practical strategies to manage your anxiety when faced with having to give presentations or participate in tutorial discussions to ensure your nerves don’t get the better of you.

Content of the workshop

In this workshop you will first learn to understand what public speaking anxiety is and how it affects academic performance. Next, you will learn to identify what causes you to become anxious leading up to and during presentations and tutorial discussions. You will also learn practical strategies to ensure anxiety does not impede your academic performance during presentations and in-class discussions.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Improved ability to understand what public speaking anxiety is and why you experience it
  • Learned skills to manage public speaking anxiety at university

Benefits for students:

  • Improved performance in presentations
  • Reduction in stress and anxiety associated with presentations
  • Increased sense of control/sense of mastery/confidence
  • Decreased frustration


Thursday 23 March, 1 - 2pm at CAPS reception (Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building)