I found the information excerpted below and the balance of the post The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures potentially useful and insightful:
So, how can we improve our lecturing capabilities fast?
Read articles about it (Search yourself!), visit and explore Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, or any other freely available online resources from teaching and learning centres around the world, or perhaps attend training or tons of teaching and learning workshops.
These are all useful options, but not my cup of tea to real excellence. Especially, training and workshops often require heavy investments, if you want to get excellent educators to teach you a trick or two. Not all of us can access such opportunities, and if so, we have to wait for the workshop to happen, and that might be months down the pipeline.
Why wait? Why blame it on the University if our lecturing ability stinks. Why do we have to blame it on everything, except ourselves? The truth of the matter, whether the University is simply ignoring this issue, or being stingy, or perhaps don’t give two hoops, is that we need to take action ourselves to make it happen.
So, why wait, let’s master the art of lecturing with or without the University’s help. Let’s be lifelong self-independent learners. Isn’t that what we expect from our students? No more excuses, let’s be responsible for our own learning and lecturing. Welcome, to the…
Five simple learning steps/phases, which can of course overlap anyway you like (image above):
This learning cycle can happen within minutes using your mental reflection and visualization, or perhaps days, weeks, or months in the real world, depending upon how you apply this flexible learning approach. Actually, these steps are just indicators and do not need to be followed step-by-step. Just use them how you feel like it, or what works best for you. I am still learning, so these steps or phases might change even by the time I really finish this article…”