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Olympic Rings at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia
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Welcome to How to Make a Successful Speaking Presentation.

Here, you will learn about how to make a powerful introduction for a presentation.

By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Structure a good speaking presentation; and
  • Plan a powerful introduction for a presentation.

Join the Discussion

The theme for this activity will be built around the example of the Olympics.
  • Can you name a few different Olympic sports?
  • Are you watching the Olympics this year? Why or why not?
  • What is your favourite sport to watch? Why?
  • Do you think athletes who use performance enhancing drugs should get another chance to compete in future Olympic games?
Share your answer/s in the Comments section below and click the Mark as complete button to check this step off before continuing to the next step.
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