Complete Michael’s advice about giving the perfect presentation.
1. Try and choose a topic that you find ____ .
2. It’s very important to spend a lot of time ____ your presentation.
3. Slides: Remember that pictures and ____ are better than boring text.
4. It’s important to hold your audience’s interest. Get your audience to take part: ask them a question, tell them a ____ , or ask people to make suggestions …
5. Remember that if something can go wrong, it usually ____ !
Complete John’s presentation with the words and phrases in the box. There are two extra phrases.
Moving on to, last but not least, Secondly, Right!, To sum up, Firstly, where was I?, In fact, I’m going to talk to you about, What I mean is.
Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today (…1…) how to give the perfect presentation. (…2…) , it’s important to try and choose a topic that you yourself find interesting. The fact that you are interested in it will show in your voice and your body language and obviously this will make it more interesting for your audience. (…3…) , it’s very important to … Er, (…4…) Yes, it’s very important to spend a lot of time planning your presentation. Winston Churchill once said it only took him ten minutes to prepare a two-hour speech, but he needed two hours to prepare a ten-minute one. (…5…) slides, well it’s worth pointing out that … I’m terribly sorry, Ladies and Gentlemen, but it looks as if the battery on my laptop has died. (…6…) I was going to mention slides. If you’re using slides, remember that pictures and photos are much more effective than boring text with bullet points. Finally, it’s very important to hold your audience’s interest. It’s a good idea to try and get your audience to take part. Ask them a question. Tell them a joke. Ask people to make suggestions. (…7…) , the perfect presentation needs a lot of hard work and preparation. Erm and (…8…) , Ladies and Gentlemen. Remember that if something can go wrong, it usually will. Thank you for listening.