Presentation skills

Presentation skills - Presentation skills SKILL 1...

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Presentation skills SKILL 1. Introducing yourself First greet the audience. Introduce yourself (even if they already know your name) How you begin your presentation depends on how formal the situation is. Most students prefer a relatively informal approach. Below you will find two alternative ways of introducing yourself - one fairly formal, the other more friendly. Fairly formal More friendly Erm, perhaps we should begin. Ok, let’s get started. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen Good morning, everyone. Morning, everyone. On behalf of…., may I welcome you to…. Thanks for coming My name’s…. . I’m…. For those of you who don’t know me already, As you know,… I’m responsible for… I’m in charge of… Teachers and students prefer a more comfortable way. E.g. Ok, let’s get started. Good morning, everyone. Thanks for coming. I'm Ms Khanh. As you know I'm a lecturer of English at Hanoi Architectural University. I’m in charge of the English language learning and teaching at the university. SKILL 2. Stating your purpose
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Stating your purpose is one of the most important part of your presentation. You must tell the audience why are you there and what you are going to talk about. It is essential to state the purpose of your presentation near the beginning. There are some common verbs you should use for presenting the purpose clearly and effectively such as Take a look at, report on, give an overview of, etc . Here are some useful expressions for stating the purpose of the presentation. In my presentation today I’m going to explain how…. This morning I’d like to talk about/ discuss/ report on/ tell you about/ show you/ give you an overview of The subject/ topic of this presentation is… If you want to create more impact, you can change the normal word order and begin your statement of purpose with the word “what” e.g. What I’m going to explain today is how… What I’m going to talk about this morning is…. What I want to do this morning is… What I’ll be proposing in my presentation is…. E.g. This morning I'm going to be talking to you about the changes in the housing market. So, I'll begin by giving you an overview of the housing demands in big cities. And then I'll go on to discuss the housing supply for the people living in the city.
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Skill 3. Effective openings Communications experts all agree that the first three minutes of a presentation are the most important, so it is very important to grab your audience’s attention. A good introduction should not only provide an overview of what will be discussed, but also convince the audience that your presentation will be relevant. So how can you give an introduction that’s exciting and intriguing? Try starting with a question or a shocking fact or a story to capture the audience’s attention. Communications experts call these simple techniques for getting the immediate attention of the audience the "hooks". A good start makes you feel more confident. Below are
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