0826_Speak Through Words and Pictures (1)

You can deliver a presentation that people will remember

Create presentations that make people take notice



[Chip & Branden]

Imagine you’re at a presentation/ˌpreznˈteɪʃn/    /ˌpriːzen-/ . What do you picture? Certainly there is a speaker, projector and slides. The slides were most likely made using PowerPoint. What about the content: Does it hold your attention?
Whether you’re studying or working, you’ve probably seen many presentations. Think about the memorable ones. What made them effective? The answer probably begins with the presentation’s story.
Tell a story
Apple CEO Steve Jobs gives amazing presentation
s. One of Jobs’ secrets is that he makes people feel like they are part of a story. He believes Apple products will change the world. His passion makes people love a product, not just want to buy it.
When you prepare a presentation, don’t start with the slides. Start with the story. Think about your topic: Why is it significant? How can you
get your audience to relate to it? What ideas or pictures will help your audience understand it? Communicate (pass on) these thoughts, and your presentation will interest people.

[Traditional Chinese Translation]



[More Information]

[Ashley & Ken]

K: Hey, Ashley, I have a question for you.
A: Okay. What is it, Ken?
K: Which color is more effective, the red background or the blue one?
A: Hmm, I like the blue one better. The red is nice but it’s too
bold (Having a strong or vivid appearance).
K: Okay. Now speaking of effective, I noticed that there are two different spellings. There is effective and affective. One begins with an
a while the other one begins with an e. Why is that?
A: That’s a great question, Ken. You know many native English speakers often confuse the two words. Let’s talk to Doris to find out more.
K: Okay.

D: The difference between affect and effect has to do with the part of speech. Affect, spelled with an a, is a verb that means to influence. Effect, spell with an e, is a noun that describes the results. So when you’re deciding between the two, thinking about the part of speech you’re using.

A: Remember that they’re pronounced a little differently. Affect and effect. Affect is the verb, so I can say that coffee affects my sleep. It causes me to stay awake all night. And one of the effects of coffee is difficulty sleeping. Effect is a noun here.
K: Okay, is there anything else I should remember?
A: Yes. Affected is also an adjective that means artificial or insincere. If you have an affected personality, then you are pretending. You are hiding your real self.
K: Oh, that’s good to remember. Now what did you say would be a more effective background for my presentations?
A: I like the blue background.
K: Me too. Thanks for your help.
A: Let me know how it goes.
K: Okay.




今天這一課提到一個presentationeffectiveeffective來自於名詞effecteffectaffect要分清楚。effecte-f-f-e-c-t一般是當作名詞用,表示效果、結果。effect前面往往會有一個冠詞an effect或者the effecteffect前面也有可能會看到形容詞,比如說special effect(特效)。Affecta-f-f-e-c-t是一個動詞,表示影響或者對某樣東西發生作用。比如說smoking affects health(抽菸是會影響健康)。另外若是在affect後面加上edaffected是個形容詞,表示矯揉造作、裝模作樣、不自然的意思。我們做人不要有一個affected personality,應該要真誠地對待人。


[課文] How can you get your audience to relate to it?
related ~ connected by family
*Tony is related to Andy; they are cousins.
To relate to something ~ having some kind of a personal connection to something because there is meaning
(Case 1) This movie is making for young people. And the young enjoy it but the old don’t.
*He didn’t like the movie because he couldn’t relate to it.
(Case 2) Tiffany and Melanie are best friends because they have many the same interests.
*Tiffany and Melanie
relate to a lot of the same things.



Memorable /ˈmem.ər.ə.bl ̩/ (adj.) mem這字根有記憶的意思。難忘的。
*My wedding day is one of the most memorable days of my life.
*The famous pitcher pitched a memorable game before he
announced his retirement.
Audience (plural n.) aud字根有聽的意思。聽眾,觀眾。
*The talk show
hostess always has a large audience.
*The audience watched the circus in amazement.
*The presenter interviewed one of the audience members about the new policy.
Communicate (v.) 1. 傳達,傳遞。2. 溝通,交流。
*She tried to communicate her ideas but no one seemed to listen to her.
*Because of the Internet, communicating with people around the world is so easy.



powerfully (adv) 強有力地;強烈地 The movie powerfully reminded us how terrible war is.
text (n)
文字;正文 Can you please read the text on the first page?
process (v)
處理(引申為理解) I’m still processing what you said. Give me a moment to respond.
gesture (n)
手勢;姿勢 Harold uses a lot of gestures when he speaks. I watch his hands more than him!

bold, passion, memorable, audience, hostess, communicate

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