Business Presentation

Part one

What I know and what I want to know

What I know
- We have learned about different problems that we can have during a presentation (anxiety, sweaty palms, etc.)
- We have learned the methods of starting a presentation.

What I want to know
- How to grab audience's attention.
- How to manage group process.
- How to present to large groups effectively.

Proficiency Level

Have I been regularly asked to make presentations?
- Yes, not always, but often.
What methods will I employ in my next presentation to provide variety and interest?
- Well-structured information, clear beginning end ending, qualitative computer presentation.
What questions can I anticipate and prepare for in my next presentation?
- Questions about the presentation's topic, why it is important, etc.
If a member of my audience were interviewed after my presentation, would his or her actual comments match up with what I hope this person would say? If not, why not?
- I think that they will match up, but it will be more usefull for me if they don't.
Have others commented that my presentation was well worth their time?
- I suppose that my presentations not always were worth audience's time.
Do I have a good track record for keeping within my allotted time slot?
- Yes, I have. It isn't necessary to make long presentation, because the audience can't understand and remember all of the information.

Am I presenting with substance and not just relying upon my style and charm?
- It is completely wrong to rely upon style or charm because it can't give long-term results.
Am I obsessed with preparing and incapable of smoothly handling unanticipated events?
- This is very difficult and can be needed for very important presentations, but usually I just havn't time to prepare for unanticipated events.
Am I overly concerned with influencing my audience with my opinions or preferences?
- No, I'm not overly concerned wit this.

Application form

Presentation Skills - Interview Worksheet

Self evaluation form

presentation skills self-evaluation
My total score: 65
If your total score was between 60-80, you have the potential to become a highly effective presenter.


I'm a member of the team 'Monsters of metal'.

My team role is SPECIALIST.

My topic is 'How to create a brilliant speech?'.

All links are here:
My list of links with annotations and my opinion about each link.

  1. Presentation - a speech or talk in which a new product, idea, or piece of work is shown and explained to an audience
  2. Speech - a formal address or discourse delivered to an audience
  3. Structure - the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex
  4. Prepare - make something ready for use or consideration
  5. Audience - the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event such as a play, film, concert, or meeting
  6. Opening - a beginning, an initial part
  7. Conclusion - the end or finish of an event, process, or text
  8. Orator - a public speaker, especially one who is eloquent or skilled
  9. Projector - a device that is used to project rays of light, especially an apparatus with a system of lenses for projecting slides or film on to a screen
  10. Informative - providing useful or interesting information
  11. Persuasive - good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation
  12. Entertaining - providing amusement or enjoyment
  13. Attention - notice taken of someone or something, the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important
  14. Variety - the quality or state of being different or diverse
  15. Quotation - a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
  16. Summarize - give a brief statement of the main points of something
  17. Slide - a mounted transparency, especially one placed in a projector for viewing on a screen
  18. Limitation - a limiting rule or circumstance
  19. Keyword - a word or concept of great significance
  20. Practise - perform an activity or exercise a skill repeatedly or regularly in order to acquire, improve or maintain proficiency in it - video from Wordia

Wordle: Words from 'How to create a brilliant speech'

My crossword

Words recording

is here.

Mini presentation:

My Proficiency Level

I think that my proficiency level is basic. I can present to small groups and use a variety of presentation methods, but for me it is still difficult to manage group process and present to large groups. For doing this I need more practise.
I hope that after studying this topic I shall improve my proficiency level.