Giving talks and presentations

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Giving talks and presentations

  1. 1. Giving Talks and Presentations Oral presentations
  2. 2. Introducing the topic <ul><li>This morning, I’m going to talk about… </li></ul><ul><li>Today I’d like to describe…. </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of my presentation this morning is to… </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve divided my presentation into….(three parts) </li></ul><ul><li>My talk will be in… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introducing the topic <ul><li>First, I’d like to give you an overview,… </li></ul><ul><li>Second I’ll move on to,…. </li></ul><ul><li>Then I’ll focus on,…. </li></ul><ul><li>After that I’ll deal with,… </li></ul><ul><li>Finally we’ll consider… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Referring to questions <ul><li>Feel free to interrrupt me if there’s anything you don’t understand. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t mind, we’ll leave the questions till the end. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introducing each section <ul><li>So let’s start with…(objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Now, let’s move on….(the next part) </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s turn our attention to…(the question of…) </li></ul><ul><li>This leads me to…(my third point) </li></ul><ul><li>Finally… (let’s consider…) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summarizing a section <ul><li>That completes my…(description of) </li></ul><ul><li>So to summarize…(there are five key points…) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Referring backwards and forwards <ul><li>I mentioned earlier…(the importance of…) </li></ul><ul><li>I’llsay more about this later. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll come back to this point later. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6. Checking understanding <ul><li>Is that clear? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any questions? </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7. Referring to visual information <ul><li>This transparency/diagram/slide shows… </li></ul><ul><li>If you look at this graph you can see… </li></ul><ul><li>What is it interesting in this slide is… </li></ul><ul><li>I’d like to draw your attention to…(this chart)…. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 8. Referring to common knowledge <ul><li>As you Know… </li></ul><ul><li>As I’m sure you are aware… </li></ul>
  11. 11. 9. Concluding <ul><li>That concludes my talk. </li></ul><ul><li>That brings me to the end of my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions…. </li></ul><ul><li>…… ..I’d be pleased to answer them/ I’ll do my best to answer them. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your attention. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Dealing with questions <ul><li>That’s a good point. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m glad you asked that question. </li></ul><ul><li>Can I get back to you on that later? I’m afraid I don’t have….(the information at present) </li></ul><ul><li>I’m afraid I’m not the right person to answer that. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Preparation Stage- Key points <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Visual information </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  14. 14. Delivery- Key points <ul><li>Nerves </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Body language </li></ul><ul><li>Visual information / aids </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>

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