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Tell a Good Story, Build a Good Structure
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Then build to the ending (aka the Finale. it should make us want to fix the problem. Give details. And don't forget to Call-Back to one or two of the more interesting visuals. Thomas . etc). Be specific and clear and KISS (Keep It Short & Simple). However you start. charts. introduce us to your Main Character (Subject) so we can get to know him a little and see what a nice guy he is. What is their relationship? How did they end up together? Speak to us about the Main Character and explain the origins of The Problem. Fixing the problem is the Objective.the thing /subject/department /product that has the problem -. sell more vacuum cleaners!) and save the world from certain doom (by selling them the newest products or services). Introduction: Your overall objective is to show us the Subject of your presentation (the Main Character) and introduce us to the Purpose of your presentation (The Problem) so that we become interested and learn to care (become emotional!) about the Main Character and see you solve The Problem! Of course putting drama into your presentation helps do this. Presentation Script Robert C. Body (the Story): After introducing the Main Character of the story -.show us how the Main Character and The Problem go together. how we will accomplish the wonderful objective you've given us (destroy the Battlestar. And finish off those cliffhangers (puzzles) that you set up in the introduction. Whatever. facts and figures. The Main Character and his Problem belong together. in a financial crisis. exciting! The Main Character must sell more vacuum cleaners! Or he is in danger of losing his job to the competition! Or perhaps the Main Character must dramatically increase plasma screen TVs sales during a worldwide financial crisis. the Big Battle). Explain how this Character / Problem / Objective happened. it makes us care about the subject and it motivate us to take the problem seriously. Conclusion (Happy Ending): After showing us the details and laying out the solution. information. and interesting anecdotes illustrating the problem (photos. so we can see how difficult and complicated the situation is. It should have a beginning. The story should have a Main Character (Subject) and the Main Character's Problem (presentation's Purpose). Start at the beginning. the Reason you're giving the presentation.RobertCThomas.Oral Presentations: Tell a Good Story Tell your listeners an interesting story. And. finally. Also give us a small hint (or a dramatic scene!) exploring the drama of The Problem. the Point. give us a brief and efficient recap. Main Character (Subject) Major appliances: vacuum cleaners & dishwashers Books (publishing) Mercedes automobiles Our company's market share New environmental friendly car Water consumption Too little food A Political Figure Problem (Purpose) Increasing sales (against competitors. giving us clear strategies for how we can win.com Page 21 . middle and end. etc) Increasing sales through internet marketing Increasing oversea sales Increasing it by creating better branding to use in overseas markets High costs and low market share (getting worldwide PR and product recognition) People in certain countries use too much water Drought and food distribution problems in Africa Bad people run our government and you must elect this new Political Figure Perhaps you begin your presentation by putting the Main Character in the middle of the Problem -it's dramatic.
Presentations: Formal Structure The Introduction The purpose of the introduction is not only to introduce your topic. be mysterious. has happened. The Conclusion The conclusion should restate the main points but this time WITHOUT the examples. why must we do something to accomplish this great result. Grab the audience's attention. It should contain at least three ideas with supporting details to illustrate your point. 1. why is this amazing thing going to happen (and how are we a part of it)? This part of your presentation should support your introduction by offering facts. Think of it as a brief summary which emphasizes what you want the audience to remember. facts and figures. You may also want to include why this topic is so important to you and to them and to the world! The Body Use facts to begin building the secondary points that lead up to your climax. opinions. Be brief. Give us a brief sense of what results your listeners might expect after hearing your presentation: increased sales figures. Think of this as a kind of TV commercial for an upcoming show (a TV Werbung). must be done!!? 2. elaborate rewards. a personal thought. be clever: What is it that must be done. high honor. incredible glory. Closing Statement: Finally. the big battle. Thomas . but also to interest your audience in the topic. Presentation Script Robert C.the finale explaining everything they ever needed to know about your topic. an observation. How will these fantastic things happen. Preview the content of your presentation. tell them how they can save the world. Your closing statement (the last statement) should pull your presentation together. great accomplishments. you can finish with a recommendation. and reasons. tell them how they can be a great success. what are the solutions to these difficult problems.RobertCThomas. Offering a brief outline of what you will be discussing. the most important point(s) and facts of your presentation -. a few inspiring sentences. Tell them what to do.com Page 22 . There is something important that must be done! There is something that has just happened! There is something important that is going to happen. phenomenal knowledge.
the more relaxed you'll feel. prepare! And practice. Make eye contact with all members of your audience.RobertCThomas. 7. You can use short notes. 9. it makes it very difficult for your audience to follow. prepare. Use appropriate vocabulary that exactly suits your specific audience. also. practice.com Page 23 . Breathe! (It helps you relax. 6. Organize your thoughts and material! The more organized and focused your presentation is. 4. Don't read your presentation. practice! Presentation Script Robert C. Practice your presentation with a partner or in front of the mirror.) 3. If you use new vocabulary. 5. Speak clearly. but reading a presentation is unnatural. Don't try to cover too much material. 10.Oral Presentations Do's & Don'ts 1. Remember you only have 7-10 minutes. 8. Ask for questions at the end of your presentation. make sure you explain it and write it on the board. Thomas . 2. Be practical. slowly and at an appropriate level for your audience. Be organized! Prepare.
The presenter's used the correct vocabulary. 11. 3. 10. 12. The conclusion wrapped up the speech. The presenter spoke clearly. 5. The presenter made eye contact with me. The presenter faced the audience. The presenter spoke at a good pace. 8. Thomas . The introduction caught my attention. The presenter used effective hand gestures. 2. 9. 4. The presentation included clear information. 12. The presenter appeared relaxed.RobertCThomas.com Page 24 . The presenter's English grammar was correct. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Presentation Script Robert C. The presenter spoke at a good volume.Oral Presentations: Peer Evaluation Person Presenting: ____________________________ Please rate each of the following criteria on a scale of 1 to 5: (needs improvement)12345(good) 1. 6. I found this topic interesting. 7.
Thomas .RobertCThomas.com Page 25 .Oral Presentations: Teacher Evaluation Part One: Grammar Verb Forms Articles Prepositions Word Choice Sentence Structure Other Part Two: Presentation Comments Grade: ______ Presentation Script Robert C.
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