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Differences between written report and oral presentation style:

When we are listening to a presentation, we use different skills and there are different challenges for understanding information than when we read. Writing that may seem concise and logical when we read it, can become dense, uninteresting and difficult or impossible to understand when read out for us to listen to. Therefore we have to help our listeners.

In this section, I will show you some ways that you can adapt your written papers and the written English that you may be more comfortable with, for giving oral presentations.

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Either click "start here" above to work through the whole tutorial, or visit any of the tips pages by clicking on the links below:

Presentation Overview

TIP: Signpost your Presentation

TIP: Use active, not passive sentence structure...

TIP: Remember who your listeners are

Tip: Highlight key information on overheads or make an interpretation

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