Top 5 resources
The thought of giving a presentation can be gut-wrenching for many. But throw in the fact that you’re presenting in a foreign language and the fear becomes even greater, and the task may feel impossible. It might feel like you’re fighting a losing battle, but there’s no reason to let your language skills get in the way of delivering a confident, inspiring and effective speech.
We’ve compiled our top 5 resources on presentation skills for non-native speakers of English to help you on your way to presentation success.
- ‘Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent’, TED talk by Safwat Saleem
Ever felt like your foreign accent is affecting your confidence and ability to communicate effectively during a presentation? This TED talk is one to watch for motivation.
- Presenting in English when you’re not a native speaker
14 top tips for presenting when English is not your first language. The ideal resource for some quick inspiration on the go.
- ‘English public speaking’, video by A.J. Hoge
A handy video from English teacher and author A. J. Hoge with some useful advice for non-native speakers of English. It also offers some more general advice for public speaking with confidence.
- ‘Presentation Skills in English for Non-Native Speakers of English’, course run by University College London
This is a two-day interactive workshop aimed at non-native speakers of English who are looking to present effectively and influence English-speaking audiences.
- ‘Impress in English: Presentation Skills for Non-Native Speakers’, fast-track guide by Susanne Lewis
With a special focus on non-native English speakers, this handy quick guide teaches you everything you need to know to help you present with confidence. Don’t let your language skills hold you back!
This may also interest you: