Guidelines for Oral Presentations


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  • Guidelines for Oral Presentations

    1. 1. University of the Sacred Heart Department of Humanities STEM at the Center for Language Development Across the Disciplines [email_address]
    2. 3. <ul><li>Learn to </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and focus your message assertively </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare your work effectively to attain good performance </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver your presentation professionally and powerfully </li></ul><ul><li>Create attractive and well designed visual aids </li></ul>
    3. 5. <ul><li>Determine the General Presentation Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertain </li></ul></ul>
    4. 6. <ul><li>Brainstorming and researching for your presentation consists of six parts. </li></ul><ul><li>The order of these six parts is very important. </li></ul>
    5. 7. <ul><li>The six parts are: </li></ul>
    6. 8. <ul><li>The six parts are: </li></ul>
    7. 10. <ul><li>Determine your topic, and what you will cover. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm and organize all your ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Research – Make sure you are well-informed on your topic . </li></ul><ul><li>Classify and order your ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize the important elements. </li></ul><ul><li>Discard any unrelated points. </li></ul>
    8. 11. The introduction should immediately:
    9. 14. <ul><li>Visual Aids </li></ul>
    10. 15. <ul><li>Make it BIG. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If it looks too big on the computer, it’s the perfect size. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 16. <ul><li>Keep it SIMPLE. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Present the main idea of each concept. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 17. <ul><li>Make it CLEAR. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose an appropriate font, font size and color. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 18. <ul><li>Be CONSISTENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a logical sequence and one format. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 19. 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
    15. 22. <ul><li>Sketches </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs & Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Objects or Models </li></ul>
    16. 23. <ul><li>Power Point Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-Visual Equipment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead Projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slides & Transparencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Films, videotapes, audio tapes, CD-ROMs </li></ul>
    17. 28. <ul><li>Limit the amount of numbers or figures. </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 3 curves or horizontal bar lines per graph </li></ul>Reading Comprehension in English
    18. 29. Concentration PH <ul><li>Graphs must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legend </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly identified axes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Variables </li></ul></ul></ul>PH vs. Concentration [ y = sin(x)]
    19. 31. <ul><li>You have 120 seconds before audience forms an opinion about you. </li></ul><ul><li>4 key factors in a speaker’s image </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul>
    20. 32. <ul><li>Be punctual. </li></ul><ul><li>Stand up, or sit straight. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep hands in front of you. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain eye contact with the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Start the presentation with a smile. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a conversational tone. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress neatly and professionally. </li></ul>
    21. 35. <ul><li>No preparation </li></ul><ul><li>No presentation objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Mediocre first impression </li></ul><ul><li>Lack good visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Ineffective closing </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>No eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>Stays in one place </li></ul><ul><li>No audience involvement </li></ul>
    22. 36. <ul><li>Swinging and moving excessively </li></ul><ul><li>Playing with hair </li></ul><ul><li>Chewing gum </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking the top of a pen </li></ul><ul><li>Playing with jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Leaning against </li></ul><ul><li>something for support </li></ul>Corporal Movement
    23. 37. <ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too slow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too low </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Arrogance </li></ul><ul><li>Fillers (repetitive sounds and phrases ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ah” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ um” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ and” </li></ul></ul>Voice
    24. 38. <ul><li>Know the room. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive early. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walk around the room. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Know, practice, and revise your material. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to relax. </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize yourself speaking. </li></ul>
    25. 39. <ul><li>Realize people want you to succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t apologize for being nervous. </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on your message. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn nervousness into positive energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember this is a learning experience. </li></ul>
    26. 40. <ul><li>Know the background of your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Find out if there are any current / recent studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Know if there is any influence or impact on society / environment / organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Know the sources on which your research is based. </li></ul>
    27. 41. References Animations 4 Important Design Concepts – Preparing EFL Learners for Oral Presentations file://A:King-PreparingEFLLearnersforOralPresentationsI- TESL-J.htm
    28. 42. References Presenters Online Overcoming Speaking Anxiety in Meetings and Presentations http:// ? “ Técnicas de Presentación Publicitaria” Prof. Modesto Aguayo, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón Using Visual Aids
    29. 43. Prepared by Professors Delia Serrano and Jennifer Soler 2002 Revised by Professor Delia Serrano 2003/2009 Illustrations and animations by Natalia P. Pérez 2009