This practice-based course explores how skill and personal confidence are foundational to a professional presentation. Based on this, the course is designed to provide students with the skills they need to plan, prepare, and execute professional presentations, as well as grow in their confidence to do so. Informal oral exchanges will also be practised in the course. Topics include purpose, audience a, persuasion, managing presentation anxiety, public speaking, managing the room, body language, storytelling, design, and use of visual aids. Through practice-based learning situations, students will develop a solid understanding of the role and value of effective public speaking in the workplace and acquire skill in designing and delivering persuasive presentations.