Abstract Within the literature on teaching in nursing there appears to be little attention paid to the use of microteaching to enhance learning. Its’ use has been advocated by a number of authors, but for the novice teacher,there is little advice available on how to plan or implement a teaching session using this strategy. The purpose of this article is to report two lecturers’ experiences of using microteaching to teach presentation skills to a group of student teachers. Teague et al’s (1994) five-step preparation process was utilised to guide the process of planning, implementing and evaluating the use of microteaching. A brief description of the history of microteaching and a discussion on its’ use is provided in this article. Guidance on the practical implications of using this strategy is also given. Students’ evaluation of microteaching suggested that despite the anxiety they experienced, it is a valuable teaching methodology in nurse education.