Introduction to Presentations

This page introduces the usual purposes of making presentations and looks at how we will explore the subject.

All presentations have a common objective. People give presentations because they want to communicate in order to:

  • inform
  • train
  • persuade
  • sell

A successful presentation is one of the most effective ways of communicating your message. And because English is so widely used in international business, a working knowledge of the vocabulary and techniques used in an English language presentation is a valuable asset.

We will start by exploring

the importance of preparation.

After that, we will consider

what equipment to use.

Then we will look at

how to "deliver" a presentation.

After delivery, we will examine

the language of presentations,

before moving on to

the presentation itself.

Finally, we will conclude with

a review of what we have covered.

Afterwards, you will be invited to

take a test and ask questions.

We will now begin by exploring the importance of preparation for all presentations...