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 Yeni_Cea on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 06:03

The last time I had a presentation was about 1 year ago, I talked about a sociology project I had to develop as an assignment at my university. I was nervous at the beginning but I did a good job at the end I guess.
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Submitted by Simonida Vukobrat on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 01:57

I gave a presentation last month. It was about the research on emotions during the isolation and it reffered to the student population. The research was conducted during the corona isolation period and the presentation was online. I used Google Suits - Google Classrooms. I also presented it live on our teacher session in the school in front of my colleagues - teachers and at first it was a little stressful, but I managed it!

Submitted by Adedeji Omowunmi on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 21:47

The last time a gave a presentation was last week and it was on important of breast feeding to the baby versu formula. I highlighted the benefits of breast milk, ranging from natural immunity, bonding , it has the right temperature, water content , easy digestion and lots more but the baby formula has none of these benefits.

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 .