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How To Make A Good Presentation


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  • 2. How to make a good presentation
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  • 8. Presenting your presentation
    • Introduce yourself
      • a lways introduce yourself and your topic
      • briefly explain the process that you are going to follow with your presentation.
    • Be professional
      • y our appearance (dress and grooming), the quality of your handouts and your visual presentation, etc., are very important.
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  • 10. The Big Rule:
    • Tell them what you're going to tell them.
    • Tell them.
    • Tell them what you told them.
    Try to have a good time - presenting can be hell or heaven, it's all up to you. Less is more. Keep it simple .
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  • 13. Key phrases
    • Introducing
      • Good morning/good afternoon ladies and gentlemen , my name is
      • The subject/topic of my presentation is
      • In my presentation today I shall be dealing with
      • What I'm going to talk about today is
      • I'd like to give you a brief overview of
      • The reason why I'm here today is to talk about
  • 14. Key phrases
    • Why you are giving this presentation
      • The purpose of this presentation is ...
      • This is important because ...
      • My objective is to ...
  • 15. Key phrases
    • Structuring
      • I've divided my talk into (four) main sections
      • My presentation will be in (three) parts
      • Let's start/begin with ...
      • First of all/Firstly, secondly, thirdly, then, after that, lastly/finally
  • 16. Key phrases
    • Referring to visuals
      • As you can see from the table (pie chart, graph, diagram, flow chart, pictogram)
      • If you take a look at the graph here
      • I'd like to illustrate this by showing you...
  • 17. Key phrases
    • Moving on to a new point
      • Turning now to
      • What I'd like to talk about now/next is
      • Now I would like to describe
      • Now let's move on to the next point which is
  • 18. Key phrases
    • Giving more details
      • I'd like to expand on this aspect/problem/poi nt
      • Let me elaborate on that
      • Would you like me to expand on/elaborate on that?
  • 19. Key phrases
    • Changing to a different topic or referring to something which is off the topic
      • I'd like to turn to something completely different
      • I'd like to digress here for a moment and just mention that ...
  • 20. Key phrases
    • Summarising and concluding
      • I'd like to recap the main points of my presentation - first I covered - then we talked about - finally we looked at
      • I'd now like to sum up the main points which were:
      • To recapitulate what I've been saying
      • So, to go over the main points again
  • 21. Key phrases
    • Conclusion
      • I'm going to conclude by ... saying that/inviting you to/ quoting ...
      • In conclusion , let me... leave you with this thought/invite you to
      • I'd like to conclude by saying.
  • 22. Key phrases
    • Thanking the audience and q uestions
      • Thank you for listening to me.
      • Thank you for your attention
      • I hope you have found my presentation useful
      • Finally, I'll be happy to answer your questions.
      • Now I'd like to invite any questions you may have .
      • Do you have any questions?
  • 23. Dealing with questions
    • Some phrases which can be useful when you want to avoid irrelevant questions:
      • Thats not really my field, but I can put you in touch with someone who is an expert in the field.
      • Well, I think that goes beyon d the scope of todays presentation.
      • Im afraid weve run out of time .
      • I haven't got the precise information with me today .
      • T hat's not really for me to say .
      • This is not really the place to discuss that matter .
      • P erhaps that's a question for another meeting .
  • 24. How to avoid a boring presentation?
  • 25. How to avoid a boring presentation?
    • Work on vocal variety! S peak to the audience as if in a one-to-one conversation so as to sound more natural.
    • Lighten up! Add a bit of humor. T here are lots of true and humorous anecdotes that would elicit laughter and get audience members on your side. Laughter will also ease a presenters tension.
    • Dont tell us everything you know! W e must not feel that we have to pack everything we know into one presentation. Usually covering three main points/topics is sufficient for a dynamic presentation.
  • 26. How to avoid a boring presentation?
    • Use visual aid with care! Dont read what audience members can see already - you lose their attention quickly. Also, boring visuals with lots of words and no graphics are a complete turnoff.
    • Involve the audience! A sk the audience questions and encourage them to ask us questions or make comments on your statements.
    • Prepare, prepare, prepare and practice, practice, practice!