A design presentation

A design presentation

Listen to the presentation about a new product design to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Hi, everyone. Thanks for coming to this short presentation on our new product design. As you know, we've already redeveloped our 'Adventure' shampoo to make it more modern and appealing. And we've renamed it 'Adventure Tech'. Our market research established the target market as men in the 18–40 age range who like to be outdoors and also like technical gadgets, such as smartwatches, drones and things like that. We needed to create a bottle which appeals to that market.

So, today, I'm happy to unveil our new bottle design. As you can see, it's designed to look like a black metal drinking flask, with some digital features printed on it.

I'd like to talk you through the following three points: the key features, sizing and our timeline for production.

Firstly, you'll notice it has an ergonomic design. That means it fits smoothly into your hand and can be easily opened and squeezed using one hand. And, it looks like a flask you might use when hiking outdoors. The imitation digital displays are designed to remind the user of other tech devices they may have, such as a smartwatch or smart displays in their home.

I'd now like to tell you about the sizes. It comes in two sizes: the regular size and a small travel size. The travel size is the same type of design – a flask, also with imitation digital displays on the bottle. We were thinking of starting with one and following with the travel-size in a few months, but we've worked hard and both are ready now.

Finally, I'm going to talk to you about our timeline for production. You've probably heard that we're launching in two months. In preparation for that, we're starting the marketing campaign next month. You can see the complete overview of all phases in this Gantt chart.

In summary, the bottle's been designed for men who like adventure and technology, and it comes in two sizes. The marketing campaign is starting next month and we're launching the product in two months.

OK. So, any questions? Feel free to also email me for further information in case we run out of time.


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Submitted by Wen_Koala on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 22:45

Six months ago, I organised a meeting to present the design process my team and I were following. It was pretty easy for me even though there were some online connected participants from the US. Others were in the same meeting room as I did. The subject was my everyday work, so it was like talking about myself. I designed a PowerPoint presentation with the basic information and applied bright colors on it, so it was a successful experience.

Submitted by Ahmadbassam on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 15:47

I gave my last presentation when i was a student at university. It was about the effect of using fibers on shear strength of soil. I prepared very well for it So i did it excellently.

Submitted by BiankaB. on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 15:39

Hello, everybody, I remember the time I had to give some presentation at one meeting of Toastmasters club. I was so stressed, because I had to learn my audience about webpage we use to organize our meetings. It was hard for me because I felt so much responsibility. But, since the Toastmasters clubs are for people to learn how to talk before group of people, I am more and more confident to stand there and talk about various topics. I highly recommend Toastmasters club, it's international, so you can find it in almost every country in the world. You can learn not only how to speak but also about leadership.:)

Submitted by begumoz on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:19

Hello Everybody, I'm lawyer. I had to give a presentation in a law school, which is also my graduated university. It was about crimes in Social media. It was great, I have met many students. We have talked about our law practices. Sharing and talking with new generations is really improving.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Tue, 28/04/2020 - 13:04

Just of recent. It was about a product designed. It was excellent.

Submitted by yoyoraw on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 21:53

My last time was about two weeks ago, where i had to give a presentation for my classmates using zoom app. Now of course, because of covid-19, all the schools had been closed in my country . So as students, we had to present online which i thought it was very weird doing it online , but we had to do it to get the marks that we needed, and my presentation went so well, the teacher was impressed by it .

Submitted by jazmin marquez on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 11:33

As I'm teacher, I have to give presentations all the time. But, I think that my last presentatios was at the graduation of my students, so, I was very exited talking about the future, bringing remember up, and giving some advices for the life after the school.

Submitted by Nori.ana on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 06:32

Hi,my last presentation was a year ago at work. I presented new technology about programming . At first , I was a fairly nervous but after five minutes I could control my stress and everything was good.

Submitted by Elvise JAF on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 09:23

the last time i did presentation was also my first presentation when i writen this comment. it was about a movie called dead poem society. in my opinion i did great that time because my English develop was not perfect. I did not follow the instruction of presentation like involved the audience as asking questions but at my level i did great. and i wish to keep up learning English like professional one day