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What makes a successful presentation?

Video example of an effective presentation.

Let’s begin by looking at a video example of an effective presentation.

In this video, Zahra is posing as a consultant for Ethos Industries, a fictional agricultural business.

The company would like to attain European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) certification but has discovered that staff job dissatisfaction could prevent them from qualifying. To help address this issue, senior management has asked Zahra to pitch a new Human Resource (HR) strategy.

Your task

Watch the presentation and make notes on some of the following features:
  • Structure
  • Use of language
  • Delivery: pace, volume and clarity
  • Engaging the audience
  • Content
  • Body language and eye contact
  • Visual aids or slides
When you have finished, share your thoughts on two positive features that helped Zahra in delivering the presentation.
If you could choose one area for improvement, what would you suggest?
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What Makes an Effective Presentation?

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