Category Archives: Presentations

BEP 116 ADV (Study Notes) – Presentations: Analyzing Trends

In this Business English Pod episode, we’ll be completing our discussion of charts and graphs by studying language for making predictions and for supporting your predictions with analysis. We’ll also look at a couple of advanced ways to rhetorically emphasize a point. Rhetorical means using words effectively to get your message across.

Today’s listening continues Pat’s presentation of the market trends for Ambient and its competitors. This time Pat is coming to the “real story” – the main point – of his presentation. As you listen, see if you can catch what it is.
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BEP 115 ADV (Study Notes) – Presentations: Describing Trends

In this episode from our e-Book on the language of presenting in English (free for Premium Members), we’ll look at how to describe the trends show by a chart or graph.

A trend is the general direction or tendency of a metric or measurement – upward, downward, flat, fluctuating, peaking, bottoming out, and so on. So, you’ll be learning how to use these and many more terms for describing your charts and graphs in fluent, vivid sentences so that you can present your data with maximum impact.

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BEP 92 INT: Sales – Presenting your Products (FAB)

In this Business English Podcast lesson, we’re going to look at the “classic sales” approach to selling products and services using the FAB technique. FAB stands for features, attributes and benefits and is a commonly used approach for presenting and selling products such as clothes (apparel) and household items.
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BEP 85 INT (Transcript & Exercises) – Sales: Informal Product Presentation

In many countries and cultures around the world, informal occasions – such as a friendly meal or a game of a golf – are more important to the sales process than a formal presentation in the boardroom. And so in this episode, we’ll be studying language for presenting our products in such casual situations (often called “soft selling”). In particular, we’ll see how you can sell your products in relation to your customers’ needs with a few soft-sell techniques.

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Study Notes

Phrases & Practice

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Listening Quiz

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Gap-fill Exercise

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Dialog & Vocabulary

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Turning Questions Around

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Raising Points of Interest

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Talking About Benefits

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Making Comparisons

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Vocabulary Review

BEP 85 INT – Informal Presentation – Flashcards

Listening Questions:

1) Were Matt and Paula able to go to the tunnel face, that is, the end of the tunnel?

2) What is the main point of interest that Matt and Paula pursue in the discussion?

3) What are the advantages that Matt and Paula’s device have over traditional surveying methods?

BEP 106e (Transcript & Activities) – Presentations: Using your Voice

In this episode from Presenting for Success we’ll be studying how to speak naturally and how to emphasize, or highlight, key language and ideas. In addition, we’ll be looking at a few expressions and phrases you can use to add extra emphasis to your presentation.

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Study Notes

Phrases & Practice

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Quiz

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Gap-fill

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Dialog & Vocab

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Language 1

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Language 2

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Language 3

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Language 4

BEP 106 Presentations – Using your Voice – Flashcards