➢ What is presentation?
Presentation means the way in which sth is offered, shown, explained, etc. to others. It also means a meeting at which sth, especially a new product or idea, or piece of work, is shown to a group of people.
➢ How to Give a Talk:
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Everyone gets nervous when they have to speak in front of a crowd. But it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. The more carefully you prepare, the better you’ll feel when it’s time to make your presentation.
Task 1: Requirements
Make sure you understand the task at hand and know exactly what your teacher expects of you. Review all of the information you have and make sure you can answer the following questions. If you don’t know, ask your teacher.
When are you scheduled to give your presentation?
How much time will you be allowed?
Did your teacher provide any other guidelines for your presentation?
Task 2: Topic
1. Read through your essay and make a list of its most important points.
2. If necessary, narrow your point of focus for your presentation. No one in your audience wants to hear every word of your essay. Your goal is to pick one or two aspects of your essay topic to focus on. What do you need or want to tell people about your topic?
3. List the key concepts you want to introduce to your audience. Keep it short: More than five main points will make your audience’s eyes glaze over.
Task 3: Audience profile
You discuss a movie differently with those who have seen it than with those who haven’t. This same principle applies to public speaking.
Take a few minutes to think about your audience:
Who is your audience?
Is everyone in the audience as familiar with your topic as you are?
How can you make your topic interesting to everyone?
Task 4: Outline
A speech consists of three parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Plan what you’re going to cover in each section of your presentation.
List the things you want to cover in each section. Make notes about what you want to say about each step on the note card or paper. Use your notes to help you speak fluently but do not read your notes. Be sure to write legibly – you don’t want to get up in front of the class and find out you can’t read your own writing.
1. Introduction: Plan to introduce your presentation with an attention-grabber, like a joke or an anecdote about your topic. Telling it will help you relax and warm your audience to the presentation. Also in the introduction, tell audience what they’re about to hear by summarizing the most important parts of your presentation.
2. Body: Use the body of your presentation to make your main points. In your outline, list each main point and two or three supporting facts. When you’re finished, take a minute to consider the flow – are your main points presented in a logical sequence?
3. Conclusion: Use your conclusion to remind the audience what they’ve heard. Restate...