Giving an Oral Presentation MKBIZIBI 1013 Oral Communication Skills Dr. Kesuma A. Bakar
ORAL PRESENTATION EVALUATION • 30% • 21ST November 2012 • 5-10 minutes individual presentation • Talk about a topic of your interest, your thesis or a project you have done
The outline of your presentation • 5 slides maximum Introduction Body Conclusion
Introduction • How do you start your presentation? • 1. Introduce yourself Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is... I am a student at … where I am a MA/PHD candidate • 2. Introduce your topic • What is your topic? Today I will be talking about… My purpose today is to tell you about… The topic of my presentation is… ̶ Why? I am interested in this topic because… I have chosen to speak about this because..
Body • Content • Explain 1 or 2 main points First of all or Firstly,... Secondly,... Then,... Next… 2. If you are talking about your thesis or project you have done, You can talk about 1 or 2 findings from your work. 3. If you are talking about a subject that you are interested in, talk about 1 or two main points that you have learnt. MAKE IT BRIEF AND CLEAR
Conclusion • Briefly summarize your speech in a few lines to make sure the audience remember the main points. At this stage I would like to go through/over the main points... I'd like to summarize the points I have presented… • Present a short conclusion. This could be a commentary, the lessons learned, some recommendations, or the next step. In conclusion I would like to say that....... My final comments would be.... I would like to finish by saying ...... • Thirdly, thank the audience for attending.
Visuals • Title that tells the message, followed by the text • Use images or data to support the message • Keep it simple!Andto the point • Don’t put too much text or images • Fonts large and clear • Dark text on light back or light text on dark background • Use inviting colours • Keep it simple!!
Delivery • Posture (body, hands) • Eye contact with everyone • Project your voice (volume, speed) • Enthusiasm (smile, appear positive) • Time limit (5-10 minutes only. Don’t go over 10 minutes) • Try not to read your script • Practice, practice& practice your speech
Useful websites • http://www.effective-public-speaking.com/ • http://www.it-sudparis.eu/lsh/ressources/ops2.php • http://www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/learning/oral
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