Making Successful Presentations. Nae-Dong Yang FE2010S. Making Presentations. Preparing the presentation Useful phrases for making presentations Beginning Language Using visuals Tips for Making Effective PowerPoint Presentations Body language Voice and pronunciation The ending.
Making Successful Presentations
Relate subject to the audience
* These are examples of the future continuous.
“the person who uses a lot of big words is not trying to inform you; he’s trying to impress you.” O. Miller
So what can we do?
What we have is a revolutionary product.
Visual Aids and Body Language
Keep It Simple, Stupid
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I’d like you to look at this …
Let me show you …
As you can see …
Let’s have a look at …
Let’s look at …
If you look at the screen, you’ll see …
This table/diagram/Chart/slide shows …
On the right/left you can see …
Have a look at …
Look at …
I’ll let you read this one. (pause)
5. Avoid the use of flashy transitions
6. Avoid overuse special effects
7. Use good quality images
8. Have content appear on the screen
9. Limit the number of slides.
10. Learn to navigate your presentation in a non-linear fashion.
11. Know how to and practice moving
12. Make sure your slides on the screen are readable
13. Have a Plan B
14. Practice with someone & ask for feedback
15. Do not read from your slides
16. Do not speak to your slides
17. Do not apologize for anything in your presentation
18. When possible, run your presentation from the hard disk rather than a floppy disk
Tone of voice
“To sway (move) an audience, you must watch them as you speak.”
C. Kent Wright