Presentation Skills for Non-Native English Speakers


Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


Online via Zoom

Do you lack confidence when presenting in English rather than in your native language? This workshop will offer you a supportive environment to learn some basic principles of public speaking. These tools will help you build your confidence when presenting in English, and help you overcome your fears, doubts, and negative self-talk. This program will foster tapping into your authentic self while allowing you to connect with your communication partner—even if your primary languages are not the same.

This session will be offered online using Zoom, which can be accessed on your computer or phone. Instructions will be provided with your confirmation.


About the Presenter: Jill Slye
Jill Slye teaches multiple courses and professional development programs on Public Speaking, Professional Presenting, and Leadership Communication at Harvard University Extension School. She recently accepted a position teaching at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, offering the MMSc students a year long course on Leadership Communication. Her courses attract diverse people from around the globe.

Additionally, she owns her own coaching company and her clients consist of employees and executives from marketing firms, hospitals, technology companies, and non-profit organizations. Her programs focus on techniques to improve public speaking and effective communication skills. Jill’s thirty years of business experience in sales, management, and marketing provide the basis for her understanding of her audience and enhance her ability to relate to her clients and students.

In 2020 Jill was honored with the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Extension School and she released her first book, "Reinvesting in Your Rhetoric."