Making presentations in English: video resources for teachers and advanced learners of English

Many of my students tell me that they want to learn how to make presentations in English. Additionally, many teachers of English are required to teach presentation techniques (or at least require their students to make presentations) during their courses.

I think that of the best ways to help yourself become a better presenter is watch great presentations and see what you can learn from them. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find audio and video examples of well executed, inspiring presentations in mainstream English teaching materials. When I come across a great presentation video on the Internet, I save it for my upper-intermediate to advanced students of English. Here is a collection of some of my favorites so that B@E readers can benefit as well. I hope you’ll find them useful.

This is Broken by Seth Godin

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

Identity 2.0 by Dick Hardt.

Ted talks

There are many fantastic videos at the TED talks site. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started.

Hans Rosling (Karolinska Institut) on bringing boring statistical data to life

Skeptic Magazine founder Michael Schermer

Anthropologist Helen Fisher on the biochemical foundations of romantic love

Sir Ken Robinson on creativity

Majora Carter on sustainable development

New York Times Columnist David Pogue on the state of software

Al Gore on steps people can take to combat global warming