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 Echo1 on Sat, 24/10/2020 - 07:16

For my last public presentation, I was invited by our school research unit to be the resource speaker in their "A Day with A Scientist" program to speak about my undergraduate study. Although I was informed a month earlier than the date of presentation, I was not able to prepare for it properly due to the heavy load of my work. So as a result, I did not feel like I presented properly. However, many students came to me to tell me that I did well during that presentation, and asked me about my study.

Submitted by booknerd on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 15:46

I gave presentation last time when I was in my university. It was about the internship I did during my college hours. And it didn't go pretty well as I was really nervous.

Submitted by Funsho Olowu on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 12:12

I gave a presentation about a year ago in my new workplace. The presentation is about project management and how adopting it will benefit the organization.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 16:02

I did it some years ago due to my study stuff at University in Germany. It was been an appealing presentation because of the group work. Every member of the group had worked on their separated part, and my bulk of the presentation was that I have to unveil the entire project. It was difficult to present to the audience because there were in the hall twenty-five person, I guessed. At the end was a discussion phase, and we got a wide range of questions by audiences, finally, we came up with our responses to inquires. When I remember this time, I feel that I would say life has been flying.

Submitted by Cami on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 11:15

The last time I gave a presentation was about one year and a half, when I had to discuss about a study that I had to make in the context of a universitary course. It was about the legal arrangement of the confiscation how it is disciplined by the d.lgs. n. 231/2001. Fortunately, notwithstanding i had very few time to prepare it, it was a success.
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Submitted by danisep on Sat, 03/10/2020 - 23:36

My last presentation was the last year when I was doing a postgraduate in marketing research and obviously I had to explain some task to my teacher and classmates, this year I had the opportunity to apply for a sales man job and they were teaching me how to reach clientes and was really interesting see the differents ways to get engagement from a customer.

Submitted by mcambindo22 on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 22:50

Frequently in my work I do presentations about financial topics related to budgeting or new agreements according following the necessities of the organization. In this kind of events the most important is to have clear the topic, maybe to do a list of bullet points with the main things about presentation as it to be easy to understand for anyone who seeing the presentation, and finally open the discussion and if you want, giving to people a feedback.
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Submitted by Ivy Yang on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 16:04

My last presentation was exactly 24 hours ago, I had to talk about a literary work. It went quite well, and my teacher asked me to give presentation for the lesson next Friday. I hope it would be OK, so I can get good marks in Literature.

Submitted by Lau on Mon, 21/09/2020 - 12:39

When was the last time you had to give a presentation? What was it about? How did it go? The last time that I had to give a presentation was 9 months ago, it was a research presentation about gastroesophageal reflux. I was very nervous because there were a lot experts about this topic, but I breathe deeply and then a few seconds I was really concentrated and I was speaking fluently.It was excellent.

Submitted by Ramazan Altınışık on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 15:22

I don't know much time to give presentation about some subjects but 2 years ago my teacher told me that I should've given a presentation about İndustry 4.0 so it was last time to give presentation about something.