F2F Class Notes (Tibo)

Today we focused on:


Presentations

Speaking

in 12 o’clock -> at 12 o’clock

Homework

prepare a short presentation using the structure and strategies we covered.

Writing

Presentation practise – introduction

On behalf of Eight Floor, I’d like to welcome you today. For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is Fran and I am the CEO of Eight Floor.

From your brief we found your brand wants to maximize exposure, we can help to make it as high as / at / reach 5 million exposure. By the end of my presentation, you will know what we can do to achieve this.

We solved it in these ways:
– data analysis
– precision targeting
– unique visual and slogan
– retail price for media

Ok, I’m going to present them step by step. And there will be plenty of time for questions at the end. So, let’s start.

Writing

BODY:

Starting a Topic
Let’s start with…
Let’s start by looking at…
To begin, I’d like to share with you… I’d like to start with…

Moving from Topic to Topic
This leads me to my next point… Now, let’s take a look at…
Now, I’d like to move on to… Now, I’d like to turn to…
I’ll move on to my next point which is… Moving on to the next point, I’d like to… Now, let’s move on…

Referring to Previous Information
As I mentioned earlier…
As I mentioned in the introduction… As you may remember, I shared… As we touched on earlier…

Introducing Numbers, Graphs, or Charts
I’d like to bring your attention to this chart/graph… To illustrate this point, please look at…
To highlight this…
As you can see here…
This graph/chart illustrates…

Giving Examples
For instance…
For example…
I’d like to share an example of this with… A good/bad example of this is…

CONCLUSION:
Let’s summarize briefly what we’ve looked at…
In conclusion…
I’d like to recap…
I’d like to sum up the main points…

Vocabulary

quote : something someone somehow famous said
Stay hungry, stay foolish is a quote from Steve Jobs

Rhetorical question : question not expecting an answer:
He used a rhetorical question at the beginning of his speech to introduce his topic.

to interpret : to understand / you can understand something in various ways
There are different religious branches because they interpret the sacred book differently
I find it very hard to interpret Trump’s tweets.
Some people try to find grey areas in the law left for interpretation to make a lot of money.

religious : related to religion / faith
Tom is very religious, he goes to church every Sunday.
the Bible is a religious book.

statistics (n) : data 统计数字
We used statistics to decide on the best solution.

Shakespeare 莎士比亚
I read a play from Shakespeare.