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how to give persuasive oral presentation

  1. 1. Oral Presentations to Impress VCE English Christian College Using Language to Persuade Oral Presentation
  2. 2. The Presentation Process Identify the purpose & objective Consider your audience Structure your presentation Deliver the presentation Practise the presentation Prepare your notes & visual aids Evaluate your performance
  3. 3. What is the PURPOSE of your oral presentation? <ul><li>What are you hoping to achieve with your presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES effectively? </li></ul><ul><li>Being clear about its purpose helps you to decide what to INCLUDE or OMIT </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, ‘Did I achieve my purpose?’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is your audience? <ul><li>Consider the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the benefit to the audience of listening to your presentation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do they already know about the topic? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What interests your audience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will what you are going to say affect them? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Failure to think of your audience… <ul><li>They COULD feel: </li></ul><ul><li>Alienated - if you offend their values </li></ul><ul><li>Insulted - if you fail to recognise and acknowledge their existing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Confused - if you assume a level of knowledge that they (or YOU!) don’t have </li></ul><ul><li>Bored - if you fail to relate to them </li></ul><ul><li>Frustrated - if they are not given the opportunity to question your ideas at the end </li></ul>
  6. 6. Learn from Experience <ul><li>Consider a presentation that you have seen that was very effective . What made it so? (think of career talks, classroom presentations, visiting professionals etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider a presentation that you have seen that you thought was unsuccessful . What made it so? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Signpost. Structure. Summary. <ul><li>Tell them what you are going to tell them. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them what you told them. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Introduction <ul><li>In an order that suits you, include the following in your introduction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your point of view or CONTENTION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background to the issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the audience what’s in it for them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attention grabber - image, quote, statistic, tone, demonstration </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Body <ul><li>Consider each of the following points when you design each key point (or paragraph) of your presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Give accurate/researched details </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth and logical order of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Use PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES to persuade and influence your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them how this applies to them </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the point backs up the claims you made at the start of your presentation </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Conclusion <ul><li>Summarise your key points </li></ul><ul><li>Remind them of the advantages of your point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them how they should USE your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Closing attention grabber - can be similar to the one in the introduction or linked in some way, or completely different </li></ul><ul><li>Invite questions - but don’t delay too long if no-one has any to ask </li></ul><ul><li>End on a high - avoid saying ‘That’s it!’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. How do you remember what you want to present? <ul><li>Memorising </li></ul><ul><li>Using notes </li></ul><ul><li>Using visual aides as notes </li></ul><ul><li>Reading from complete text??? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Audio-Visual Impact
  13. 13. Using Visual Aides <ul><li>How could YOU use the following aides in your presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>White board? </li></ul><ul><li>Charts/diagrams? </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint? </li></ul><ul><li>Video? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Impact of Body Language
  15. 15. Body Language to Avoid! <ul><li>Continuous staring at one person or object - vary your eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly rubbing, itching, moving! </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly clearing your throat </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing your arms or legs </li></ul><ul><li>Shuffling your feet and swaying </li></ul><ul><li>Swinging or leaning on the lectern or leaning on the board/wall </li></ul>
  16. 16. Engaging Body Language <ul><li>Stand up straight and face the audience front-on </li></ul><ul><li>Hold your head up high - gives a sense of pride and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Use your hands to emphasise and reinforce </li></ul><ul><li>Vary your gestures </li></ul>
  17. 17. So, why should you rehearse? <ul><li>To get the content order right </li></ul><ul><li>To adjust timing </li></ul><ul><li>To commit to memory (just a suggestion!) </li></ul><ul><li>To decide what to emphasise </li></ul><ul><li>To practice variations in voice tone and body language </li></ul><ul><li>To make sure visual aides are visible and will be used effectively </li></ul>
  18. 18. Nervous? <ul><li>Avoid negative thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Think of yourself succeeding </li></ul><ul><li>Act confident and you’ll FEEL confident </li></ul><ul><li>Be proud of what you achieve! </li></ul>
  19. 19. In summary… PREPARE! <ul><li>P urpose - establish what it is </li></ul><ul><li>R esearch your topic </li></ul><ul><li>E xperiment with visual aids </li></ul><ul><li>P lan your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>A udience - know what they want </li></ul><ul><li>R ehearse your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>E arly - prepare early to avoid rushing </li></ul>
  20. 20. Evaluation <ul><li>Immediately after the presentation… </li></ul><ul><li>BE PROUD! </li></ul><ul><li>An hour after the presentation… </li></ul><ul><li>PMI (Positive, Minus, Interesting) </li></ul><ul><li>A month after the presentation… </li></ul><ul><li>IMPROVEMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Next time you do a presentation… </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR DECISION! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Good Luck!

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