• Lizmarie Pérez

How to Prepare an Oral Presentation in English

“The first rule of success is good preparation. - George B. Shaw”

We know that speaking English is not always easy, especially when you have to use your public skills to make an oral presentation, it does not matter the field. You would like to look amazing, but above all, the fact of be capable to transfer your ideas clearly and fluid to the listeners. Are you ready to discover some key points and have a 10/10 presentation in English? Take notes and apply!

1. Think, Plan your topic presentation with clarity:

Before you do or write anything, spend some time thinking about what you want to say for this opportunity to present. Organize your ideas so they are easy to follow and communicate your message clearly to the audience.

2. Talk and be comfortable with your voice in english:

Remember to use formal language, but most of all, speak clearly and at the right volume. Don’t worry about how you sound when you speak, just know how to choose the right words for your audience.

3. Know and captivate your audience:

Who is your audience? You want to know the kind of people you will be speaking to so that you can offer the right information. It is important to use the correct language and style. Help your audience understand your main points through stories, visual aids and strong action words.

4. Practice your presentation:

You must practice. Repeat your oral presentation out loud as many times as possible. If possible record yourself and listen to your presentation. If you can’t record yourself, ask a friend to listen to you. Does your friend understand you? Practice your presentation in front of your work colleagues, friends and family. The more you practice, the more prepared you’ll be.

5. Get organized:

Presentations in English generally have 3 parts: Introduction, Body and Closing. Remember to use visual aids to help you. Prepare the explanation for each slide to describe the ideas with your own words. Also, if you are allowed to have a note card, write short notes in point form.

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