As ELT professionals, we may well be called upon to give talks at conferences, something which is way outside the comfort zone for many of us. In this practical book, experienced author and seasoned speaker Lewis Lansford has addressed the issues around preparing and delivering talks and webinars. For anyone thinking about giving a talk in any context, this book is a must-read.
This book provides:
- a detailed overview of writing and structuring a talk, designing the slides and technical tips for embedding audio and video.
- guidance on how to avoid typical pitfalls.
- personal reflections and hard-learned lessons from seasoned ELT practitioners.
- help with finding our own voice and delivering the best talk we can.
This book forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The course is designed to help you write better ELT materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.
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Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master’s in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language centre in Arizona and then a manufacturing company in Japan. In 1995, he took an editorial job with a major publisher in Hong Kong developing materials for Asia, and in 1997 became a freelance editor, project manager and writer in the UK. He has worked on books, videos, tests, audio materials, worksheets, apps and online materials for English learners of all ages across the world. He currently lives in York.
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