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Introducing a presentation

  1. 1. Feeling confident and making the introduction flow
  2. 2. An introduction is importantbecause:
  3. 3. An introduction is importantbecause: You have people’s attention
  4. 4. An introduction is importantbecause: You have people’s attention They learn about you
  5. 5. An introduction is importantbecause: You have people’s attention They learn about you They decide whether they will continue giving you their attention
  6. 6. Use WISE OWL to make yourformal presentation GOOD. Welcome the audience Introduce yourself Say what you’ll talk about Explain why it’s useful for the audience Outline the structure of your talk What materials did you bring? Let the audience know when they can ask questions
  7. 7. Informal and formalWelcome the audience  Good evening/morning/afternoon everybody…  Hey, how’s it going?  Hello guys.  Hi everybody.
  8. 8. Formal and informal are usuallythe same in this part. Nodifference.Introduce yourself  Let me introduce myself. I’m …..  For those of you who don’t know me, my name’s …  As you probably know, I’m your new teacher.  I’m the director here at OSELA.  I’m here in my function as Sales Manager.
  9. 9. Say your topic As you can see on the screen, our topic today is… Today’s topic is… What I’d like to present to you today is… The subject of my presentation is…
  10. 10. Explain why your topic isuseful for the audience My talk is particularly relevant to those of you/us who… Today’s topic is of particular interest to those of you/us who… My/The topic is very important for you because… By the end of this talk you will be familiar with…
  11. 11. There are several ways you cantell the audience what you will say:Today I’d like to tell you I’m going to talk about…about… This afternoon I’m going toThis morning I’d like to address severval…bring you up to date on…Would like + infinitive Going to + infinitive
  12. 12. I’ll begin by explaining.. I’ll be talking about our…I’ll start off by talking… During the next hour we’ll be looking at …After that, I’ll move on to…Will + infinitive Will be + verb-ing
  13. 13. Say what you will talkabout…The purpose of theintroduction is not only totell the audience who youare, what the talk isabout, and why it isrelevant to them; you alsowant to tell the audience(briefly) how the talk isstructured. Here are someuseful phrases to talkabout structure.
  14. 14.  I’ve divided my presentation into three main parts: x, y, and z. In my presentation I’ll focus on three major issues. First, I’ll be looking at…, second…, and third… I’ll begin / start off by explaining… Then/Next/After that, I’ll go on to… Finally, I’ll offer some solutions
  15. 15. The final part of your presentation deals withthe organization of the talk: how long,handouts, questions My presentation will take  Does everybody have a about 20 minutes. handout? Please take one and pass them on. It should take about 30  Don’t worry about taking minutes to cover these notes. I’ve put all the issues. important info on a handout for you.  I’ll email the Powerpoint to you.  There’ll be handouts at the end of my talkTIMING HANDOUTS
  16. 16.  There will be time for questions after my presentation. If you have any questions, feel free to interrupt me at any time. Feel free to ask questions at any time during my talk.QUESTIONS
  17. 17. Getting theaudience’s attentionExperts say the first fewminutes of a presentationare the most important. Ifyou are able to get theaudience’s attentionquickly, they will beinterested in whay youhave to say. Here are afew points you can use.
  18. 18.  Is market research  I remember when I important for brand attended a meeting in development? Italy. Do we really need quality  At a conference in assurance? Madrid once, I was asked the following question…Ask a rhetorical question Tell them a story or anecdote
  19. 19.  According an article I  Suppose you wanted to read recently, central set up a new call centre. banks are now buying How would you go about euros instead of dollars. it? Did you know that fast  Imagine you had to food consumption has reorganize the sales increased 600% in department. What would Europe since 2002? be your first step?Start with an interesting Give them a problem tofact think about
  20. 20. The end.