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Making an effective 'How to ...' Presentation

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How to make a 'How to ...' presentation that is effective and memorable.

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Making an effective 'How to ...' Presentation

  1. 1. The ‘How to …’ presentation
  2. 2. The ‘How to …’ presentation • Informative talk • Completion of a task or a process
  3. 3. How is it accomplished? • A demonstration of the task or process • A series of steps
  4. 4. Possible topics • Tie your shoes correctly • Set up a blog • Speak with conviction • Eradicate malaria • Predict the weather • Etc.
  5. 5. The outline 1. Explain why? 2. Give an overview of the entire process 3. Mention the steps, one-by-one 4. Describe each step and show it (if possible) 5. Discuss options, extras, or variations (optional) 6. Summarize
  6. 6. Explain why • What’s the benefit? • Motivate your audience • Earn money • Build a range of skills • Make life easier • Solve an important problem • TIP: • Open with a story (paint a picture) • Explain how life will improve with this knowledge 1
  7. 7. Give an overview • Provide a mental framework for details • Not overly complex • Provide context for the steps 2
  8. 8. Mention the steps 3 • Stick to the core outline • Keep the series simple • Defer optional steps until later • Provide clear ‘signpost language’ between steps
  9. 9. Describe each step (and show it) For each step: • Explain the purpose (why is it necessary) • Use clear language (what needs to be done) • Show how (how should it be done) 4
  10. 10. Discuss options extras or variations • Optional • After the completed task or process • Add options or variations 5
  11. 11. Summarize • Summarize briefly • Recap the benefits 6
  12. 12. About your visuals • Your body is the best prop • Physical props make it real • Use photograph and diagrams • Keep them simple • Can the audience see them?
  13. 13. For more presentations, visit: resources for teachers and learners of English

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