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2010 Centre for English Language Communication NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Slide 2 To understand how to deliver an oral presentation clearly, appropriately and persuasively Slide 3 What is your message? How do you deliver your message? Slide 4 1. Preparation 2. Delivery Slide 5 Slide 6 Define your purpose For example: To persuade the audience to buy the new design of Product AAA To propose a new salary scheme for employees of your company to be implemented next year Slide 7 Articulate your core message For example: The new salary scheme is fair. We propose that it be implemented beginning January next year. The new design of Product AAA is a good one. Buy it. Slide 8 Analyze your audience Size Composition cultural professional/specialist Likely reaction Level of understanding Attitude towards you Slide 9 Consider logistics Timing Duration Physical environment Equipment Slide 10 Gather the material Keep your core message in mind Let the core message help you decide what information is relevant or not Slide 11 Organize the material Main points Supporting points They should work towards articulating the core message of your presentation. Slide 12 Prepare an outline Make sure the talk is proportioned correctly. Show the relationships between ideas very clearly. Your outline helps you and your audience visualize the relationships between your main and supporting points. Slide 13 Prepare visual aids Design and layout Color Text and graphics Animation Slide 14 Rehearse but do not memorize! Slide 15 Slide 16 Introduction GGet audience's attention and interest MMake what you say relevant to them AAsk a question AArouse curiosity GGive surprising information TTell a joke CULTURE dictates what strategy in the introduction is appropriate or not Slide 17 Introduction Tell the audience what the topic is Preview your main points Establish your credibility Slide 18 Use of connectives Use linking words to connect your ideas Slide 19 Communicative cues Eye contact Gestures Facial expressions Voice Speed Slide 20 Handling of visual aids Make sure the whole audience can see the visual aids. Talk to the audience, not to the visual aids. Slide 21 Conclusions Signal that the presentation is ending. Reinforce the central idea. Summarize the main points. Make a prediction. Refer to points made in the introduction. Call for action if your presentation requires the audience to do something. Slide 22 Handling of questions Anticipate questions (even before the delivery itself) Listen to the entire question and make sure you understand it. Credit the person for asking the question Slide 23 To deliver your message clearly, appropriately and persuasively, remember these two questions: What is your message? How will you deliver it? Slide 24 Thank You Q & A

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