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Presentation: Oral Skills

  1. 1. WHAT MAKES THIS TREE STAND OUT?
  2. 2. <ul><li>1. Think about your audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want to inspire them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convince them? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations are much better when the presenter is well informed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You must know way more about your topic than you present </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture the audiences ’ attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Begin with a question, a funny story, a startling comment, or anything that will make them think. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State your purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give a brief agenda (what will you be talking to us about ) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>2. Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Present your main points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use connectors to move from point to point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure your presentation flows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your poster or visual aid to help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use examples when needed </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>3. Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closure is important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave your audience with a summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite questions </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Delivering your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A. VOICE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Talk to your audience – No reading </li></ul><ul><li>Use notes – Cue Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and Loud voice ( Criteria B ) </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’t speak too fast </li></ul><ul><li>Vary your voice – INTONATION ( slow down for key points – higher your pitch when introducing a new point ) </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’t use “umm” – instead use pauses when you want to gather your thoughts </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Delivering your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. Body Language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Stand up straight and comfortably </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure hands, facial expressions and body add to your communication </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with the audience ( check if they ’re following – if they understand your point ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Delivering your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. Language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Correctly use a range of vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize grammatical errors </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Tone </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Delivering your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. Questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Don ’t let questions scare you </li></ul><ul><li>You can ask the audience to restate the question to gain time to think </li></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul>

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