Guidelines for Oral PresentationsPresentation Transcript
University of the Sacred Heart Department of Humanities STEM at the Center for Language Development Across the Disciplines [email_address]
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
Determine the General Presentation Purpose
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:
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:
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.
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
Photographs & Pictures
Objects or Models
Power Point Presentations
Slides & Transparencies
Films, videotapes, audio tapes, CD-ROMs
Limit the amount of numbers or figures.
No more than 3 curves or horizontal bar lines per graph
Reading Comprehension in English
Graphs must include:
Clearly identified axes
PH vs. Concentration [ y = sin(x)]
You have 120 seconds before audience forms an opinion about you.
4 key factors in a speaker’s image
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.
No presentation objectives
Mediocre first impression
Lack good visuals
Lack of enthusiasm
No eye contact
Lack of facial expression
Stays in one place
No audience involvement
Swinging and moving excessively
Playing with hair
Clicking the top of a pen
Playing with jewelry
something for support
Fillers (repetitive sounds and phrases )
Know the room.
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