“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

17 May 2016

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Making a presentation like Steve Jobs.









BBC Skillwise website: giving a presentation
BBC Tallking Business: Presentations: Language Expert

How to make your presentations better without opening your mouth. Body language and voice tone account for 63% of communication (according to this article).

Tips for effective presentations

Tips on making presentations (by University of Kent, the UK's European University). 
Worth checking out the part "Advanced Presention Tips: the Art of Rhetoric": 

  • tricolon effect or the rule of three (The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth)
  • use of contrast (A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up. Margaret Thatcher)
  • use of similes and metaphors (A beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion. J.F.Kennedy)
  • alliteration (Let it be our cause to give that child a happy home, a healthy family, and a hopeful future. Bill Clinton)
  • quotations (An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Gandhi