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Resources to help you improve your presentation skills

Giving Effective Presentations
Covers organizing the presentation, practising, presenting, and using computer slides.

Presentation Confidence
Covers common fears, relaxation, visualization and other topics.

Business Presentations
A SFU Library page that links to resources to help you conduct a successful presentation in Business or any other discipline.

Managing nervousness during presentations (University of Guelph)
Tips on various aspects of presentations.

Designing an Effective PowerPoint Presentation (Purdue University OWL)
4-part online workshop including:

  • Quick Guide
  • Before you Start
  • Design Principles
  • Practical Guides.

NOTE: Specific how-to references are to the PowerPoint 97-2003 version, not 2007.

Safe places to practice your speaking skills

The best way to gain confidence and skills in participating in class, speaking in public, or delivering presentations is frequent practice.