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Presentations to impress 2

  1. 1. Giving an Engaging Oral Presentation
  2. 2. The Presentation Process: the six steps 1. Identify 1. Identify the purpose the purpose and and objective objective 2. Consider 2. Consider your your audience audience 6. Deliver 6. Deliver the the presentation presentation 5. Practise 5. Practise the the presentation presentation 3. Structure 3. Structure your your presentation presentation 4. Prepare 4. Prepare notes and notes and visual aids visual aids
  3. 3. 1. What is the purpose of your oral presentation? • What are you hoping to achieve? • Being clear about its purpose helps you to know what to include or omit.
  4. 4. 2. Why is it important to consider your audience? • The presentation involves both the speaker and the audience. • The audience plays an important role in how well the presentation goes. • You need to capture your audience by selecting words and information that the audience is able to understand and assimilate in a short period of time.
  5. 5. Failure to think of your audience…
  6. 6. 3. Structure • Tell them what you are going to tell them. • Tell them. • Tell them what you told them.
  7. 7. The Introduction Include the following in your introduction: • An attention grabber • Background information • A clear thesis statement
  8. 8. The Attention Grabber Provocative Statement A Surprising Anecdote A Shocking Fact Exciting the A striking image audience’s curiosity
  9. 9. The Attention Grabber “Does anybody live in a place like this?”
  10. 10. The Body Include the following in your body: • Accurate researched details • Smooth and logical order of ideas • Make sure the points back-up your thesis statement.
  11. 11. The Conclusion Include the following in your conclusion: • Restate the thesis statement. • Restate the supporting arguments. • End with a prediction, suggestion or a rhetorical question.
  12. 12. 4. How do you remember what you want to present? • Use cue-cards • Use visual-aids as notes
  13. 13. Studies show that approximately 83 % occurs visually and only 11 % through hearing. Audio-visual impact
  14. 14. 5. How to prepare for your oral presentation • Practice in front of friends • Practice in front of the mirror • Record yourself and work on the weak points.
  15. 15. 6. Delivering the oral presentation Before the presentation: • Have your outline completed. • Make sure that your cue-cards are easy to read. • Don’t forget to bring your USB if you will use a PowerPoint.
  16. 16. 6. Delivering the oral presentation During the presentation: • Speak loudly enough for everyone in the class to hear you. • Stand-up straight and face the audience front-on. • Hold your head up high— show that your confident! • Talk in a natural way! Don’t be a robot!!! • Vary your gestures.
  17. 17. In Summary…. Purpose Research Experiment with visual aids Plan your ideas A udience R ehearse your presentation Early-prepare early to avoid rushing.