Episode 20: Giving good presentations and how to do a Pecha Kucha style presentation

Updated: May 5




In today's episode, I'm talking about my top 5 Tips for Giving Good Presentations and How to do a Pecha Kucha style presentation. This was inspired by a question from Conversation Starters World.


You can find Vocabulary and Transcript below as well as all links mentioned in this podcast at the bottom of this post and some discussion questions if you're an ESL teacher or if you just want some prompts to practice your writing.


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Vocabulary


Pecha kucha - a style of presentation which is given using only images (originated in Japan)

to be succinct - to make it short and brief and straight to the point

streamline something - simple and quick so you can move through it more efficiently and effectively

to pull your weight - to do your fair share of work

anticipate -  to expect or predict something

play to your strengths - to do what your best at

stage presence - the ability to capture the attention of the audience

To let go of something - to stop worrying about it so much


Example transitional phrases:

For example instead of saying Um…

Say - now let's talk about

Let's move on to

Another important consideration

The next point we are going to cover

My next piece of advice’


Pecha Kutcha style transitional phrases:


The image shows

As you can see in the image

What I learnt here is

Imagine being in this person's shoes

What you can see in this image is ….







Discussion Questions:


1. What would your top 5 tips for giving a good presentation be?


2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Pecha Kucha style presentation?


3. If you have to give yourself one piece of advice to improve your presentations what would you say to yourself?


4. Can you figure out what these expressions and idioms mean which I found in some Pecha Kutcha presentations?


Do your homework.

Give the Greenlight. ...

You have the world at your fingertips. ...

The personal touch. ...

Go with the flow. ...

Get carried away. ...

Up your sleeve.


5. Listen to some Pecha Kutcha presentations at Pecha Kucha and make a list of 5 unknown expressions to find the meaning to.



Other Links


Pecha Kucha

How to make great presentations the Pecha Kucha Way


ToastMasters


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