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Presentations: tips

Introduction

So what makes a good presentation? In this unit, we hear some tips from people who have made presentations about how to make yours more effective and enjoyable for your audience.

Think

Think about the presentations that you have been to. What were the characteristics of the good ones?

Listen

As you listen, see if you can hear some of the tips above.

Check understanding

Check your understanding by reading the script below:

Male: With a presentation, I think the aims and the structure need to be clear.
Male 2: I like to wait until the end of the presentation before people feed back on what I’ve just said, rather than interruptions throughout the presentation.
Male 3 I think of a presentation … If you’re standing up in front of a group of people, you need to make sure you’re entertaining, make sure you’re engaging, make sure you’re interesting, make sure you’re relevant, make sure you’re talking to the right audience.
Female: Don’t make it too long, otherwise people fall asleep! Be short, precise and to the point, definitely.

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