Hi, I am Nicole Capodieci, the new Principal at Langports Sydney. Today, I would like to talk about public speaking, when mastered is one of the most useful skills a person can have (and if you can do it in a second language, so much the better).
At Langports we LOVE to assign students oral presentations, especially in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes, so most international students will probably have to do a few while they’re studying here.
While it’s a challenge, it’s also a huge boost for your confidence and communication skills.
This cheat-sheet is here to help you get through oral presentations, not just with your nerves intact, but with the highest score, too!
Know what your purpose is in giving your presentation. Is it to inform, persuade and/or entertain? Tailor your presentation to your purpose.
Who is your audience? What age group are they in, where do they live, what attitude do they have?
These are the things that have to be organized. You should know how much time you have to speak, what time of day it will be and how the room will be set up.
Remember: There is no such thing as a boring presentations, there are only boring executions.
Good luck with your presentations!
Principal – Sydney Campus
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