Presentation Skills for Allston-Brighton & Cambridge Residents


Friday, April 9, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Online via Zoom

This 4-session course with Harvard University Extension School Instructor Jill Slye covers the basic principles of public speaking. Participants will learn how to handle nerves, organize and deliver a formal presentation, and use verbal and non-verbal communication to connect with their audience.

During classes, attendees will learn to use their own communication style while adapting their message for a variety of audiences. Throughout these sessions, lectures and activities will focus on use of language, narratives, vocal variation, basic techniques for public speaking, and effective methods to overcome the fear of public speaking.

Attendees will give a final presentation during the 4th session in front of an audience of their guests. Prior to this speech, attendees will give presentations in a safe and comfortable environment and receive and provide peer review.

Over the course of these sessions you will meet once with the instructor individually for support, guidance, and encouragement. Participants who complete all four sessions will be awarded a scholarship to take additional courses on LinkedIn Learning.


Meeting Dates: April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 12:00pm–1:30pm.

Please note: You must be a resident of Allston-Brighton, Cambridge, or be the parent/guardian of a Gardner Pilot Academy student to attend this course. The Harvard Ed Portal reserves the right to cancel RSVPs for registrants who do not meet these requirements. To learn about membership go to: