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Business English Presentations 1

  1. 1. Skype English School<br />Learning Beyond the Classroom<br />By Anna and Dawn <br />
  2. 2. Learning Objectives<br />To know the different types of presentations<br />To know and be able to use appropriate presentation vocabulary<br />To be able to plan and deliver a presentation<br />
  3. 3. Types of Presentation<br />Press conference<br />Briefing<br />Demonstration<br />Product launch<br />Lecture<br />Talk<br />Seminar<br />workshop<br />
  4. 4. Presentation Overview<br />Audience – how many? Who they are? How much they know about the subject?<br />Logistics- the venue and facilities<br />Plan your presentation – content and structure<br />Write some key notes<br />Visual aids – prepare interesting pictures, diagrams<br />Rehearse – run through it so that it becomes familiar<br />
  5. 5. Delivering <br />Nerves ! You will probably feel nervous at the start of your presentation. Try to relax and speak slowly and clearly.<br />Audience Rapport – Try to engage your audience, be interested in your subject look around and make eye contact.<br />Body Language – Stand when you deliver your presentation<br />Voice Quality – Speak with a clear voice and don’t forget to vary your intonation<br />Visual Aids – use your visual aids confidently<br />Audience Reaction – be prepared to deal with all types of questions<br />
  6. 6. Language<br />Keep your language simple– use words and sentences that you are comfortable with.<br />Clarity – Active verbs and concrete words are much clearer to understand than passive verbs and abstract concepts. Avoid jargon unless you are sure your audience is familiar with it.<br />Signalling – indicate when you have completed one point or section in your presentation <br />
  7. 7. Language<br />Introducing the topic<br />Let me start by<br />I’ll start by<br />First of all, I’ll<br />Starting with<br />I’d like to begin by <br />
  8. 8. Language<br />Summarising a section <br />I’ve told you about<br />We’ve looked at<br />That’s all I have to say about <br />
  9. 9. Language<br />Introducing the next section<br />Let me turn now to<br />Let’s move on to <br />Turning to<br />I’d like now to <br />Next<br />Let’s look now at <br />
  10. 10. Language<br />Providing Examples<br />For example<br />A good example of this is<br />To illustrate this point<br />
  11. 11. Language<br />Providing Examples<br />I’ll deal with this later, if I may but for now<br />I’ll come back to this question later in my presentation<br />I won’t comment on that now<br />We’ll examine that question in more detail later on<br />
  12. 12. Language<br />Summarising<br />Let’s recap, shall we?<br />I’d like to sum up now<br />Let me summarise what I have said<br />Here are some of the key points<br />In conclusion <br />
  13. 13. Summary<br />Planning – Plan your presentation carefully<br />Objectives – Think about what you want to achieve.<br />Audience – know your audience<br />Content- Choose interesting content <br />Approach – “tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them”<br />
  14. 14. Skype English School<br />Learning Beyond the Classroom<br />By Anna and Dawn <br />