DATA AND STATISTICS
A fascinating insight into the language of presentations. Learn how to compare and present data in a realistic simulated environment. Your tutor will assume the role of various characters who will ask you questions, introduce themselves to you and interact with you throughout the process. One of the English for Work modules.
Feelings and emotion are definitely two factors that play their part in the delivery of a good presentation. Unfortunately for you, this means that you have to identify with intonation and the speed of speech. These two factors can often change the very meaning or essence of your presentation.
You reflect the voice of the company and your department so you should sound excited about a new project or task as this influences your audience. To target the speed at which you speak and the voice tones you use require practice, something I think you would tell me, if I was learning your mother tongue.
To start a presentation from medium to a high level of formality, we can use the following:
Your audience have taken time to attend, perhaps even travelled a great distance to listen to you so ideally we should say thank you. We can do this by saying the following:
Thank you for taking the time to join me this morning
Thank you for taking time out to join me today
I really appreciate the time you have taken away from routine to join me today
It's such a fantastic turn out, thank you
This is that reference that I made in which I stressed how empathy plays it's part in presentations. Some presenters like to tell a warm up joke or display humour to break the ice and help the audience relate to the speaker thus making the delivery more effective.
ENGLISH FOR WORK COURSE
The following structure is a guideline, every presentation is unique. Confidence is linked to practice. Transitions or signposting helps us to move between the stages of a presentation.
Some presenters like a structure whereby questions are only asked at the end of the presentation. This can be done using the following:
If someone wants to ask a question, you can use the following:
You can acknowledge and interact with your audience by saying:
APPLY THEORY DON'T MEMORISE
We often have to provide examples to defend our thoughts and ideas so I have provided some key vocabulary below:
BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END
KEEP THE AUDIENCE WANTING MORE
Very rarely do we end a presentation without making a recommendation.
At the end of a presentation, there should always be appreciation shown to your audience after all they listened to what you wanted to say.
You are a project manager working for a company called; S4 Projects. Using your real professional background, introduce yourself to your audience. Pay particular attention to your voice tones and speed of speech.
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Using a real product or service from your company, create a presentation and present it to your tutor. To make this task more realistic, you will pretend that your tutor is an actual potential client and that you are on a conference call. Your objective will be to engage and interact.
The business parts of the year are divided into quarters. We often compare these against the same time frame in the past, present and future. For more information on this topic join our members only section or talk to one of our business tutors.
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DEAR MANDI, LET ME SAY YOU A BIG "THANK YOU" FOR YOUR HELP WITH PREPARING ME TO IELTS EXAM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONFIDENCE AND SUPPORT. EVEN WHEN MY HOME WORKS WERE DIFFICULT AND I HAD NO TIME,- I ALWAYS TRIED TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING IN TIME BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT YOU. YOU HELPED ME TO BE MORE CONFIDENT IN EACH PART OF THE EXAM, ESPECIALLY IN SPEAKING. IN THE BOTTOM LINE - ALL MY GOAL WERE REACHED! I HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME YOU VISIT IN ISRAEL.
I TOOK A LESSON WITH SANJ IN ORDER TO PREPARE TO A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE. SANJ GAVE SOME VERY GOOD TIPS FOR THE INTERVIEW AND A BRIEF LESSON TO IMPROVE MY GRAMMAR AND SPEAKING SKILLS. HE ALSO HELPED ME TO FORMULATE BETTER ANSWERS TO COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS – ALL OF THESE IN ONLY ONE HOUR! THE PREPARATION DEFINITELY HELPED ME TO FEEL MORE CONFIDENT AND TO SPEAK MORE FLUENTLY DURING THE INTERVIEW, AND EVENTUALLY TO GET THE JOB!
I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT YOU HELPED ME GROW IN MORE THAN ONE DIMENSION. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION WITH ME IN THE CLASSES – I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW MUCH I HAD LEARNED UNTIL I GOT SUCH A NICE GRADE IN PTE ACADEMIC EXAM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PERSONAL CONCERN FOR ME – YOUR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WAS INDEED PRICELESS. I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO BE MANDI’S STUDENT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO TAKE HER EXAM PREPARATION CLASSES.