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My first proper powerpoint use - Oral advicer


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This is the first ever proper powerpoint presentation that i did as part of a job interview for the position of Oral communication advisor at Brunel University, West London.

I think i have moved on a little from those day... ;)

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My first proper powerpoint use - Oral advicer

  1. 1. The Characteristics of a Good Oral Presentation Ajmal Sultany
  2. 2. The Great Debate <ul><li>Nature VS. Nurture </li></ul>Nature & Nurture = GREAT HUMAN POTENTIAL !!!
  3. 3. <ul><li>Talk to the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Less is more </li></ul><ul><li>Make the take home message persistent – i.e. summary </li></ul><ul><li>Be logical – Narrative flow </li></ul><ul><li>Use visuals sparingly but effectively – images </li></ul><ul><li>Provide acknowledgement </li></ul>Characteristics
  4. 4. Specifically <ul><li>Language Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Competence </li></ul>1. Purpose 2. Knowing your audience 3. Context (is it an assessment?) BUILDING Rapport with the audience
  5. 5. <ul><li>Speech Clarity </li></ul><ul><li>slow </li></ul><ul><li>well pronounced </li></ul>Building a Rapport Especially important when either the presenter or the audience are using English as second language <ul><li>Language </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Correct Jargon (if any...) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Discourse” </li></ul>Building a Rapport <ul><li>Language </li></ul>
  7. 7. Present ation <ul><li>Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Tools : Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Body language </li></ul>Treat the Floor as a Stage
  8. 8. Pre paration <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>1. Books </li></ul><ul><li>2. Journals </li></ul><ul><li>3. Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearsal </li></ul><ul><li>Your choice </li></ul>Applies for Topic & Presentation Skills
  9. 9. Preparation <ul><li>Freeing up your voice </li></ul><ul><li>- Relax Muscles around voice producing mechanism </li></ul>Exercises : Technical help Relaxing - Deep breathing - Tensing and realising
  10. 10. Foundation The Internal Mechanism that contribute to a good oral presentation
  11. 11. Foundation Motivation Optimism Enjoy Positive Self Image Positive Self Esteem Reflects in Communication of Presentation Better Reality Confidence
  12. 12. Foundation You Define Desired Outcome You have Control You have Freedom
  13. 13. Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can I acquire the ability to do it, even if I didn’t have it in the beginning” M. Gandhi
  14. 14. SUMMARY <ul><ul><li>Characteristics - Building Rapport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Power </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. References <ul><li>Levine P., & Tapping G., (2006) Perfect Presentations! Berkshire: Bell and Bain </li></ul><ul><li>Bourne PE (2007) Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations PLoS Comput Biol 3(4): e77. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030077 </li></ul><ul><li>Preston D.L., (2005) 365 steps to self-confidence . Oxford: Howtobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Donnarumma D., (2008) Presentations to Impress . Brunel University </li></ul>
  16. 16. Question & Answer <ul><li>Any Questions </li></ul>Don’t be shy....