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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i like this video ,the man in this video is so funny  :)
 

Hello, I'm Youjin and I really appriciate for these awesome English materials.
I have a question!
Daniel said that his sales team was cernainly going to be sad to see me leave. and in comprehension task, in number 2, Daniel thinks that the sales team will be upset if he leaves, why is it true? being sad is similar to being upset?
  

Hello YouJin,
I'm very happy to hear you like the materials on our site.
To answer your question, you are right that 'sad' and 'upset' are similar words. 'Upset' is more often used to refer to a reaction to a situation, rather than a general feeling and it also tends to be used to describe a stronger emotion. However, there is enough overlap that if the sales team are sad, we can also assume they are upset.
I hope that helps,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Nice. I like this video

Hello everybody! Nice episode. Daniel  is so fantastic! Of course he will not get this job, but he is so cool!  I Love British Council.

I like it   a nice one :-)   Thanks BC

Fist of all I´d like to say thank you for these episodes they´ve been very useful.
When you make  a presentation try using  the colours of the company logo. 
I hope this tip could be goo for you.

 That's great. I Like it and it is very useful for me

I'm glad to see another bold performance from Daniel and a perfect presentation from Sara, but I'd like to ask what SWOT is? I'm not familiar with this term.

SWOT  is the abreviation of stengh -weknesses-oppotunity and threat and this is a very appreciate tool for economist and financial to analyse company's environnement and situation and to shoose the perfect policy to be adopted
 

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