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SUSTAINABILITY

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 effector 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 happyhome, a healthy family, and a hopeful future. Bill Clinton)quotations(An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blin…

THIS IS WHAT I CALL A DEAD PARROT!

The Dead Parrot sketch script.

The true story behind The Dead Parrot sketch and other famous sketches such as The Ministry of Silly Walks and others.

Margaret Thatcher does the Dead Parrot sketch: video.

He who avoids complaint invites happiness (older post).



How to complain politely in English.

How to make a complaint: Listening (BBC Learning English website).