Watch Daniel and Sarah make their presentations to see who can impress Philip and Marcia the most.

Instructions

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Task 1

Comprehension task

Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

Task 2

Business notes

When asked to give a presentation as part of a job interview it’s a good opportunity to showcase your skills especially if giving presentations is actually part of the job. It’s also an area where you could make mistakes if you are not well prepared.

Basic Guidelines For Designing Your Presentation

List and prioritize the main goals that you want to accomplish with your presentation. For Sarah and Daniel these would be to show an interest and understanding in the work that WebWare does and in the position that is being offered i.e. sales director.

They also need to demonstrate that they have the particular skills needed for the job. In the video, Daniel has obviously set the wrong goals for his presentation where he talks mostly about himself and his achievements in a rather egotistical way. In contrast, Sarah shows that she has given some thought to WebWare’s business and how she feels she can improve it in the future.

It’s important to set the right tone for the presentation. Daniel’s presentation was more of a performance as he strode around confidently, gesticulating and even attempting to play a song on his harmonica. He was far too casual and the tone he set was not one of professionalism.

In contrast, Sarah appeared relaxed, well-prepared, serious and business-like.
Allow time for questions and answers at the end. Sarah asked the interviewers if they had any questions, whilst Daniel merely asked if he had got the job!
If you're speaking to a small group then try to accomplish eye contact with each person for a few seconds throughout your delivery. Don’t look at your materials or notes all the time.

Speak a little bit louder and a little bit slower than you normally would do with a friend. A good way to practice these guidelines is to speak along with a news anchor when you're watching television. Also try to vary the volume and rate of your speech. A monotone voice will send your audience to sleep!
 

 

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Daniel presentation was to short and didn't contain any useful information. Sarah video was accurate and interesting. Two months ago i had a presentation and i was very nervous.

can't i download d video? So it ll b on my phone

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Peter

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I think both have different ways of presenting, Daniel have delivered in his past role and seems was liked by his team due to his fresh ideas / out of the box thinking but also was looking quite over confident.
Wherein Sarah was quite composed and well prepared. She was encouraging the interviewers by giving the well prepared presentation on how she would value add by improvising the processes which can result in far better performance for their organization. Her way was quite polite and articulated her thoughts well.

Could you please tel me how to paly the video

Hello hala_kiwan,

I've checked the video and don't see any problems with it or the webpage. I'd suggest you try using a different browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and/or a different device (e.g. tablet, phone or computer) to see if that helps. If not, please let us know what browser version you're using and we'll look into it.

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Kirk
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I like both presentations but Daniel done his presentation in a very casual way, he is used a language which is not suppose to use in front of professional forum. But Sarah done her presentation in a professional way and I nicely highlighted all the job she done in front of them, I think Sarah will get selected for that post.

Good day
Video of presentation is great, but in my opinion, It would be better if Daniel and Sarah used the equipment mentioned by Marcia before saying flipchart or data projector. It should be much more professional.

Rgds,

The video shows a succeeded sale person and a bragger

Hi Team.
What exactly does Daniel said "All down to me" and "Blue sky thinking" mean?
Thanks.

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