Basic Presentation Skills . Freshman I English Speaking and Listening . Learning Targets . Formal Language. Is used when you want to make a good impression on people in respected positions. You speak in a more traditional way and use longer forms of words when you want to be formal.
Basic Presentation Skills Freshman I English Speaking and Listening
Formal Language • Is used when you want to make a good impression on people in respected positions. You speak in a more traditional way and use longer forms of words when you want to be formal
Formal Language with • Teachers • Principals • Counselors • Neighbors • Firemen, Policemen • Who else?
Informal Language • Is used when you talk to peers or adults whom you feel close to. You might speak in a more relaxed way, by using slang and shorter forms of words, when you want to be informal. You should continue to be respectful when being informal.
Informal Language with • Your best friend • Your sister • Your babysitter • Your cousin • Who else?
Change to Formal • Hi • Sure! • Will ya? • Yagotta do it! • What do you want?
Change to Informal • I would be delighted! • I certainly appreciate this. • It has been a pleasure meeting you. • Could you possibly give me a hand with this project?
Formal or Informal? • You call your dad at work and his boss answers the phone. • You are asking someone out on a date • You are talking to your parents at the dinner table • You are trying to convince the assistant principal to change the date of the detention you were given.
Formal Language • Looks like • Standing or sitting straighter than usual • Sounds like • “Hello, Mrs. Cadle” • “Please, may I…” • “Nice to meet you.”
Informal • Looks like • Standing or sitting in a relaxed position • Sounds like • Using slang • “Hi” • “What are ya doin’?” • “What’s new?”
Presentation Skills: Physical Delivery Face the audience – Not the PowerPoint! Make eye contact with the entire room – Not just the teacher! Stand with confidence – Don’t fidget, sway, or shuffle your feet! Refer to the PowerPoint – Use the laser pointer or your hand to gesture toward a picture
Presentation Skills: Vocal Delivery Project your voice – Use the appropriate volume so everyone can hear you! Know what you are going to say – Don’t read off the PowerPoint! You may use a printed copy of your presentation or notecards. Avoid fillers – “Umm”, “like”, “yeah”, “ahh” Use formal language – You want to sound as academic as possible so avoid using contractions or informal language!
Real World “Life is a series of Presentations!” Anytime you present a topic to an audience. Persuasion Demonstration Informative