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Some hints to improve your oral presentation skills

Today we went to the Computer room to  use the projector and listen to your  power point presentations of  the city outing. Only two groups managed to meet the deadline and finish the work. I know that some people had technical problems and other people were ill but next time you must organize your groups more effectively.Two groups did the presentation today, it was a good job but there are some things that can be improved. We learn from errors, don’t we?  here follow some hints:

Regarding the slides:

  • Check spelling. If you work in groups, a person can type and the others check that there are no spelling mistakes. The questions were in the dossier, so there is no excuse for making so many errors.
  • Follow the instructions. If the instructions say ” write a caption” , the task is not completed if you do not write a caption.
  • Do not copy things you do not understand.

Regarding the oral presentation:

  1. Introduce the topic and the group  to the audience.
  2. Keep eye contact
  3. A power point is a visual help to make what you want to say clearer to the audience, use it as a visual aid not as a book.
  4. A power point is not something you just “read”. Do not read all the time. There is no point in presenting a power point to an audience if you only read what is written in the slides.
  5. Be natural
  6. Make spontaneous comments. (it was a nice day! Look at that, Can you see…?, please, can we see the next slide?)
  7. Ask questions to the audience. ( do you understand? shall I repeat? is it clear? or any other questions that make your presentation more interactive)
  8. Practice pronunciation
  9. Use body language and point with your hands, cursor or pointer to the area or aspect of the slide you are commenting
  10. The way you present the information is as important as the slides
  11. You work in group, so every member must collaborate and pay attention to what is going on.
  12. Thank the audience for their attention and ask for questions or suggestions

The groups that have not done the presentation yet have an advantage. They can practice. Have these 12 points  in front of you and rehearse the presentation. Check that you follow the instructions.

Congratulations to the people who did it first and good luck  to the rest of you.


POST 74  HOMEWORK: copy the hints for a good oral presentation in your notebook and keep these hints in mind while doing the presentation. Practice with your group before Friday.


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23 Novembre 2009 - Posted by | deures, normes i acords, projects, sortides | , ,

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  1. I think that have a very good presentation.

    Comentari per angelblanch | 23 Novembre 2009 | Resposta


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