A design presentation

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

Instructions

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Transcript

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 Sharif Tayyebi on Sat, 01/08/2020 - 15:00

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I want to respond to these questions as follows: Firstly, I haven't presented any presentation recently. I think it was about ten months ago that I had a presentation about election regulations in Afghanistan. Next, as you noticed, it was about election provisions in Afghanistan. Election law changed by a decree which was proclaimed by President. Thereafter, all provisions developed under that. So, it was necessary to review all these regulations. Finally, the presentation was very good. All audiences told me and I received a lot of good comments and feedbacks. It was so helpful. My colleagues and coworkers didn't have any problems with the practicing those provisions. Indeed, I enjoyed from presenting and also I learned a lot too. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by kbravoz on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 21:51

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Sorry, there's no sound for this practice :(

Hello kbravoz,

We have had some technical difficuties with the audio on some pages but I think it should be working properly now. Please let us know if you are still having problems.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Carla-T on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 10:20

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Few months ago, i had to give a presentation in front of my class. My classmate and I were talking about our common hobby, wich is cooking.

Submitted by BlaiChan on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 08:03

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The last time i did a presentation was 4 months ago, in the English class. It was about deforestation. I was thrilled cause of the first time but it went excellent. And it brought more confident for further presentations.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.