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Guidelines for Oral Presentations Guidelines for Oral Presentations Presentation Transcript

  • University of the Sacred Heart Department of Humanities STEM at the Center for Language Development Across the Disciplines [email_address]
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    • Learn to
    • Organize and focus your message assertively
    • Prepare your work effectively to attain good performance
    • Deliver your presentation professionally and powerfully
    • Create attractive and well designed visual aids
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    • Determine the General Presentation Purpose
      • Motivate
      • Educate
      • Persuade
      • Inform
      • Entertain
    • Brainstorming and researching for your presentation consists of six parts.
    • The order of these six parts is very important.
    • The six parts are:
    • The six parts are:
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    • Determine your topic, and what you will cover.
    • Brainstorm and organize all your ideas.
    • Research – Make sure you are well-informed on your topic .
    • Classify and order your ideas.
    • Emphasize the important elements.
    • Discard any unrelated points.
  • The introduction should immediately:
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    • Visual Aids
    • Make it BIG.
      • If it looks too big on the computer, it’s the perfect size.
    • Keep it SIMPLE.
      • Present the main idea of each concept.
    • Make it CLEAR.
      • Choose an appropriate font, font size and color.
    • Be CONSISTENT
      • Use a logical sequence and one format.
  • Help your speech be more impressive, and improve your image Help build credibility Maintain the audience’s attention and increase their interest Add variety Enhance understanding of the topic
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    • Sketches
    • Maps
    • Graphs
    • Charts
    • Photographs & Pictures
    • Posters
    • Objects or Models
    • Power Point Presentations
    • Audio-Visual Equipment:
      • Overhead Projectors
      • Slides & Transparencies
    • Handouts
    • Films, videotapes, audio tapes, CD-ROMs
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    • Limit the amount of numbers or figures.
    • No more than 3 curves or horizontal bar lines per graph
    Reading Comprehension in English
  • Concentration PH
    • Graphs must include:
        • Title
        • Legend
        • Clearly identified axes
        • Variables
    PH vs. Concentration [ y = sin(x)]
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    • You have 120 seconds before audience forms an opinion about you.
    • 4 key factors in a speaker’s image
      • Dress
      • Attitude
      • Tone
      • Knowledge
    • Be punctual.
    • Stand up, or sit straight.
    • Keep hands in front of you.
    • Maintain eye contact with the audience.
    • Start the presentation with a smile.
    • Use a conversational tone.
    • Dress neatly and professionally.
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    • No preparation
    • No presentation objectives
    • Mediocre first impression
    • Lack good visuals
    • Ineffective closing
    • Lack of enthusiasm
    • No eye contact
    • Lack of facial expression
    • Stays in one place
    • No audience involvement
    • Swinging and moving excessively
    • Playing with hair
    • Chewing gum
    • Clicking the top of a pen
    • Playing with jewelry
    • Leaning against
    • something for support
    Corporal Movement
    • Speaking
      • Too fast
      • Too slow
      • Too low
    • Arrogance
    • Fillers (repetitive sounds and phrases )
      • “ ah”
      • “ um”
      • “ and”
    Voice
    • Know the room.
      • Arrive early.
      • Walk around the room.
    • Know the audience.
    • Know, practice, and revise your material.
    • Learn how to relax.
    • Visualize yourself speaking.
    • Realize people want you to succeed.
    • Don’t apologize for being nervous.
    • Concentrate on your message.
    • Turn nervousness into positive energy.
    • Remember this is a learning experience.
    • Know the background of your topic.
    • Find out if there are any current / recent studies.
    • Know if there is any influence or impact on society / environment / organization.
    • Know the sources on which your research is based.
  • References Animations http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Gallery/2681/home.html 4 Important Design Concepts – http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/Effective_visuals/102.html Preparing EFL Learners for Oral Presentations file://A:King-PreparingEFLLearnersforOralPresentationsI- TESL-J.htm
  • References Presenters Online http://www.presentersonline.com Overcoming Speaking Anxiety in Meetings and Presentations http:// www.all-biz.com/newroot/Authors.asp ? “ Técnicas de Presentación Publicitaria” Prof. Modesto Aguayo, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón Using Visual Aids http://www.askjeeves.com/main/followup.asp?qcat=home&ask=how+can+i+make+a+good+oral+presentation
  • Prepared by Professors Delia Serrano and Jennifer Soler 2002 Revised by Professor Delia Serrano 2003/2009 Illustrations and animations by Natalia P. Pérez 2009