You can deliver a presentation that people will remember
Create presentations that make people take notice
If you want to be informative, entertaining and you want to give a speech with confidence.
… won’t guarantee memorable/effective presentation.
[Chip & Branden]
Deliver an experience
Sliders with pictures, illustrations /ˌɪləˈstreɪʃn/ and some words can powerfully communicate your story. But be careful the slides don’t harm your presentation. Scientists who study how people learn say people receive information in two ways: words and pictures. As you speak, the audience listens to your words and looks at your pictures (slides). But, if your slides have too much text (words), people will read the text and stop listening.
Keep the slides simple. Scientists also say people can only process a limited amount of information at one time. Use only words or pictures that relate to your speech. Don’t bother with fancy clip art or several colors on your slides. These might distract the audience.
Practice, practice, practice
Research indicates that body language communicates 60 to 70 percent of one’s meaning. Practice while paying attention to your gestures, eye contact, voice tone and the way you stand. These things are essential to your presentation’s success.
Now you know. So next time, give a presentation that will be one to remember.
[Traditional Chinese Translation]
[Ashley & Ken]
K: In conclusion, there are many beautiful places to visit in Asia. I hope that you will get the chance to travel there yourself. Oh, no. I forgot to mention another place. Ashley, I need to start over (to begin again 重新開始)again.
A: Okay, Ken. Before you start your speech over again, I need to tell you something.
K: Oh, no. you didn’t like my speech. Was it too long?
A: Hmm…yes and no. Okay, I like your speech but I’m having information overload.
K: Information overload? What’s that?
A: It means you are giving me too much information. I can’t remember all of your points because there are too many.
K: Okay. Maybe I should make a PowerPoint presentation to go along with this speech.
A: No. that’s not the problem. Okay, your topic is 「Places to go in Asia」 so pick three to four places to go rather than talking about every single place to go in Asia.
K: Oh, okay. My speech includes 20 different places to visit.
A: Yea, that’s information overload. No one will remember every place. Let me give you a concrete example. The library book shelf here, take a look. It will only hold a few number of books. If I overloaded with books it will be too full.
K: I see. So we can overload people with information. Can a place be overloaded?
A: Yes, if you take the elevator and it is overloaded with people, it will not go anywhere. Someone has to step out to lighten the load.
K: Okay, well I’m going to cut out some of the points in my speech then.
A: Yes, you want it to be loaded with good information but you want to avoid information overload.
K: Well, thanks for helping me.
今天這一課教我們該如何簡報。很重要的一點就是他提到people can only process a limited amount of information at one time（人們一次只能夠消化有限的資訊）。若是你提供過多的資訊，你就會讓你的聽眾感受到information overload，load是重量、負荷，overload就是超重，information overload就是所謂的資訊超載。也就是說我們做簡報的時候要避免提供過多的資訊，而是要給真正有用的資訊。
[課文] How can you get your audience to relate to it?
[Tips] 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.
Process (v.) 處理。(n.) 過程。
based on facts, not on ideas or guesses 確實的，具體的（而非想像或猜測的）
to cut something out of something else using scissors 剪下；剪掉 VN ~ sth (out of/from sth)
- to clip a coupon (out of the paper) （從報紙上）剪下贈券
slide (n) 幻燈片 My presentation is 15 minutes long and has 21 slides.
memorable (adj) 值得紀念的；難忘的 The most memorable trip Patrick ever took was to Hawaii.
audience (n) 觀眾；聽眾 There were 850 people in the audience at the concert.
communicate (v) 傳達；溝通 When do you think is a good time to communicate our ideas to the boss?
guarantee, start over, overload, clip art, fancy, indicate, gesture, eye contact, voice tone, distract, bouquet