English for University       StudiesHow to plan and deliver   an effective oral     presentation
Effective Presentations•   Planning•   Organising•   Communicating•   Conclusion•   Q&A
Effective PresentationsPlanning• Purpose• Audience   – Needs and interests   – “Aim to be a speaker, not an oral reader: b...
Effective PresentationsOrganising• Body• Planning the presentation• Organising the presentation  – Developing the body  – ...
Effective Presentations•   Planning•   Purpose•   Audience•   Setting•   Organisation
Effective PresentationsDelivering• Introductions• Conclusions• Written and spoken English• Visual aids• Body language• Q &...
Effective PresentationsDelivering• First impressions• Cheung (2008)   – gain attention   – orientate listeners• Last impre...
Effective Presentations     Spoken              Written    Language            Language•Simple words        •Complex sente...
Effective PresentationsRehearsal• Memorise?• Detailed outline• Blueprint
Effective Presentations• (1) Visual Aids (2) Non verbal (3) Q & A  session   – Visual Aids   – Support your words   – Simp...
Effective Presentations• Non verbal Communication• “communicating without words” (Pease,  2006)  – Personal appearance  – ...
Effective Presentations• Q and A Session  – Anticipation  – Preparation• Weaknesses and limitations
Effective Presentations•   Purpose•   People•   Preparation•   Planning•   Performance
Effective PresentationsReference ListCheung, Y. L. (2008). Teaching effective presentation  skills to ESL/EFL students. Th...
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EUS Effective Oral Presentations

  1. 1. English for University StudiesHow to plan and deliver an effective oral presentation
  2. 2. Effective Presentations• Planning• Organising• Communicating• Conclusion• Q&A
  3. 3. Effective PresentationsPlanning• Purpose• Audience – Needs and interests – “Aim to be a speaker, not an oral reader: be a speaker who really understands and communicates with an audience” (Lucas, 2008)• Setting – Audience numbers? – Facilities?
  4. 4. Effective PresentationsOrganising• Body• Planning the presentation• Organising the presentation – Developing the body – Introductions – Conclusions – Written and spoken English – Outlining• Delivering the presentation (Comfort, 2010)
  5. 5. Effective Presentations• Planning• Purpose• Audience• Setting• Organisation
  6. 6. Effective PresentationsDelivering• Introductions• Conclusions• Written and spoken English• Visual aids• Body language• Q & A session
  7. 7. Effective PresentationsDelivering• First impressions• Cheung (2008) – gain attention – orientate listeners• Last impressions – signal – overview – reinforce
  8. 8. Effective Presentations Spoken Written Language Language•Simple words •Complex sentences•Short sentences •Passive voice•Fragments •Longer words•Personal pronouns•Contractions•Questions•Repetition
  9. 9. Effective PresentationsRehearsal• Memorise?• Detailed outline• Blueprint
  10. 10. Effective Presentations• (1) Visual Aids (2) Non verbal (3) Q & A session – Visual Aids – Support your words – Simple and clear – Visible – Explain
  11. 11. Effective Presentations• Non verbal Communication• “communicating without words” (Pease, 2006) – Personal appearance – Facial expressions – Eye contact – Posture – Movements – Gestures
  12. 12. Effective Presentations• Q and A Session – Anticipation – Preparation• Weaknesses and limitations
  13. 13. Effective Presentations• Purpose• People• Preparation• Planning• Performance
  14. 14. Effective PresentationsReference ListCheung, Y. L. (2008). Teaching effective presentation skills to ESL/EFL students. The Internet TESL Journal, 14(6).Comfort, J. (2001). Effective presentations. Oxford: Cornelsen & Oxford University Press.Lucas, S. (2008). The art of public speaking. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.Pease, B., & Pease, A. (2006). The definitive book of body language. New York: Bantam.
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