A design presentation

A design presentation

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

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

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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 ALNABHAN on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 11:33

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It has been many years since my last presentation. Since I was in high school.

Submitted by LillyRose1981 on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 12:45

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Last time I gave a presentation was during my internship while I was finishing my Master degree.
I worked for an international group for five months. The presentation dealt with the features of a new elearning tool. The main idea was to show the potential of the tool as an opportunity of reinventing training courses for the employees. The attendees were all SME (Subject Matter Experts).
I made it, but it wasn't easy at all. I didn't evaluate the time for each part properly. So, the time went by, and I had to adapt to give the most critical idea. I found a solution by providing training afterwards to some of them.

Submitted by jenaissantez on Wed, 27/09/2023 - 06:01

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It's been a while since the last time I gave a presentation. I think.. it was about three years ago when I had to present my bachelor's thesis in front of my lecturer and peers. It wasn't really a pleasant because the moderator messed my presentation up. But.. I was, and still am proud of myself for pulling it off well!

Submitted by Haroon1679616 on Tue, 19/09/2023 - 08:04

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The last time I gave a presentation, was 8 months ago, I think. I talked about what makes Earth habitable, and though it wasn't an enjoyable experience, I gained a lot of precious information to answer that question.

Submitted by esranabawy97 on Sun, 17/09/2023 - 15:02

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A week ago , I had a demo at a school. It was about an English lesson. It was an enjoyable experience.

Submitted by marcialopes on Thu, 31/08/2023 - 15:38

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The last time I had to give a presentation was in September of last year. It was my Master's Defense and the topic of my research was focused on standardizing an alternative method for cosmetics development that did not involve animal testing. I evaluated human skin explants from abdominoplasty surgery as a substitute for animal skin. Despite the challenge of summarizing two years of studies in just one hour, I managed to present the key results successfully, and the committee provided me with many suggestions to continue my research for a PhD programme. I was very pleased with my performance, although I always get nervous before presentations.

Submitted by SANDRINE 46 on Sat, 26/08/2023 - 00:03

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My last presentation was at the university (many many years ago ). I studied foreing language ( English-French) and my presentation was about Unemployment in French language. I always felt anxious or nervious for the presentations but now I feel confidence. Nowdays I work as a teacher and give presentations everyday.

Submitted by Algise50 on Mon, 21/08/2023 - 17:10

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The last time I gave a presentation was many many years ago. The presentation was about a goods order management application. At the time, there was no Internet, no cell phones, no personal computers. What a great nostalgia.

Submitted by Nicolas Buff on Tue, 15/08/2023 - 19:04

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My last presentation was when I was in school. I remember I used to do a great job every time I had to give a presentation in front of my classmates. It was something that wasn't difficult for me. I wouldn't feel anxious or nervous for the presentations. When it comes to my job, I've only had 2 jobs so far. In my first job I worked as a supply chain buyer, so I didn't need to give presentations. Now I work as a teacher, so I give presentations every day hahaha.

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Submitted by Ramiro Solana on Thu, 10/08/2023 - 16:55

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My last presentation was a couple of months ago when I presented the objectives, scope and main activities of the information technology project that we are currently implementing. I think it turned out very well mainly because we all had already worked together on other projects, so we have a common understanding of the type and quality of deliverables I am looking for and, on the other hand, I also know the staff and professional skills of the team.