A design presentation

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

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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 danielbacelar on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 19:53

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My last presentation was in September at the Supply Chain Marathon organized by Live University in Brazil, where great Supply Chain Professionals participated.
I presented a case on Supply Process Optimization implemented in the company where I work lasting 40 minutes.

Submitted by Batuhan on Thu, 21/10/2021 - 19:47

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couple of days ago, I had given my presentation for a minor change in our project which was about to got confirmation for mass production. I prepared my documents in order to explain what are the risks of using the current material, also ı explained how risks could be eleminated in short therm, and I gave alternative solution in order to accomplish the project timing plan and OEM expectations. So it went well and everything is clear now.

Submitted by _louixwtt on Wed, 20/10/2021 - 02:45

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My last presentation had been about teenage pregnancy in 2019 when I was on my 8° grade of school. It had gone appealing since that was a overtalked topic in Brazil, so we could demonstrate how do they must take care of themselves for avoiding pregnancy way sooner.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sun, 10/10/2021 - 16:44

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Yes, my last presentation was about five months ago. It's about Absolute poverty in India. It's going good. I have got 77 marks out of 100.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Wed, 18/08/2021 - 00:08

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I had given a presentation last year on 09 February 2020. The presentation was about the different kinds of flowers. The presentation was very successful. I have received good feedback and reviews from public.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Fri, 09/07/2021 - 23:04

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Hello, great listening lesson. However, I have a question: Is it correct to say: "Do you have any further questions"? Or "Do you have any further question"? Or "Do you have any other further questions"? Instead of: "Do you have any questions"? Could you help me with that issue, please?

Hi GiulianaAndy,

Yes! In this sentence, any can mean 'it does not matter which kind of question', and it can be used with singular or plural countable nouns (and uncountable nouns too). Have a look at this page from the Cambridge Dictionary for a fuller explanation.

About Do you have any other further questions?, this would be used to follow one of your first two questions - i.e., this wouldn't be the first thing you ask (because if you ask if there are any other further questions, it assumes that there has already been at least one further question).

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Fri, 09/07/2021 - 23:01

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I last gave a presentation in April of this year which was for the New Trends in International Business Management course from my university. It was about how to export a product abroad. I had to explain how many incomes I was going to get because of that export process. I think it did go not so bad because I got a 16 as my grade which means that my homework was not bad but not so good either.

Submitted by jonancbr on Fri, 02/07/2021 - 17:00

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The last time I had to give a presentation was the last semester, I had to make the final presentation of a developed project, the client wants to know the conclusions and deliverables reached during it, for about one hour the work team and I were talking and answering the customer questions, the presentation ended on time and everyone is happy with it.

Submitted by italfredo on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 01:45

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I gave a presentation a few weeks ago. It wasn't a long one, I only had to give an introductory presentation of the last number of a magazine. And fortunately, everything went quite right. I only was a little upset because my internet conectivity was suffering a bit those days, but finally it worked... how could I say? Smoothly!

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 08:42

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I had a presentation in university. I was given presentation about Absolute poverty in india. It was going good. I was prepared a lot.

Submitted by Frank Cuello on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 01:13

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The last time I had to give a presentation was in the last semester of college, where we had to present our investigation projects focused about communication theories. Despite the hard work that I gave to my project, my lack of presentation skills made my exposition very weak.

Submitted by German on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 02:50

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The last time that I had to give a presentation was the last week. I had to explain a topic about the work and training a group.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Fri, 19/02/2021 - 19:28

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Several occasions happened to me of giving a presentation about some schedules or projects on the matter of education. Sometimes it was hard, but it turned out well in most cases.

Submitted by marlio96 on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 23:26

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The last time I had a presentation was the last semester, I had to make an investigation about bio-oil and biogas, it was good homework, I enjoyed and belive the presentation was well, the teacher said it was noticeable that our team had done excellent research about the topic. An advice I can give some people is the better you prepare your presentation the better it will go.

Submitted by ANACASTIBLANCO on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 11:27

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My last presentation was two weeks ago, it was about myselft in a interview, that was terrible for me!, I had to introduce myself in English, but i was so nervious that i forgot to talk in English. Now, I'm waiting the answer about the interview to know if I'll get the job... i hope so!

Submitted by El Cuy Mágico on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 23:58

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I had a presentation a month ago. It was a final math project. Fortunately everything was fine, I was able to explain everything I studied fluently and without problems. I finally got a good grade and now I'm looking forward to the next semester.

Submitted by Harrison on Mon, 18/01/2021 - 02:47

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I had the presentation 3 months ago in advance. It was discussed about my assignment and project which I had assign for course related with Web development in college. Fortunately, the person taught the course and discussed with me is the same person, which means usually, they are not always the same depending on the circumstances. The phase went effortlessly, since the tutor could comprehend all the things I said and taught me beforehand. As a result, the discuss was fluently but somehow, I also need to fix some aspects form my assignment to ensure it will get the "pass".

Submitted by Minh on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 18:42

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I can't remember clearly that I had a presentation in my job, but I was trained full acknowledgement with researching enough information. Firstly, I started confidently to speak with everybody in the conference. Explaining all policies of Government showed up everybody. Secondly, I was received a number of question which I also gave clearly answers. Almost people satisfied all the requirements for my jobs. I think that the presentation was successful because people understood that the aim of the polices.

Submitted by Layria on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 18:53

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I gave a presentation six years ago when I was studying at University. I had to teach about medieval art with photos I have taken from a little village in the north of spain. At the begining of the speech I was really nervous, but in the midle of the conversation someone asked me something really interesting and after answering him I was able to speak with more confident. I hate speaking in public because I tend to stutter.

Submitted by Diogo1606 on Sat, 02/01/2021 - 21:26

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The last time I had to give a presentation was around 10 months ago, in the beginning of my last year in High School. It would be about a revolt that happened in Brazil outset of 20th century, coincidentally called "Vaccine Revolt", but unfortunately, the pandemic came and my school has to be closed, so I had to give this presentation online and it went kinda bad.

Submitted by Saad786 on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 13:12

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My last presentation was about INTERNET A FRIEND OR A FOE. It took 9-10 minute to go through the conclusion. At first, I felt little nervous then I gained confidence to speak all through the topic. It was my first experience of presentation.

Submitted by Muna77 on Fri, 11/12/2020 - 21:26

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My first time to have presentation was 5years ago it’was about climate change so it was a big subject I made many searching and I had to present it in front of hall class I was alittle nervous.but did really good jop .

Submitted by DJ Singh on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 06:28

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Sadly I haven't given any presentations up to now.

Submitted by Asni on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 22:37

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I had to give my degree's final project presentation a few years ago. It was about an Android application that I had developed; a game designed for people with cognitive disorders using a Sphero 2.0. I was really proud of myself and so was my tutor, the jury liked the whole work, from the idea of the project to the way I presented it. Surprisingly, I've never been as confident as I was that day. All the anxiety and stress had disappeared and turned into enthusiasm and confidence.

Submitted by nicofranck4 on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 12:29

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I think it was one and half year ago for one my last courses in the university. It was a team presentation and we had to talk about our final project. The project consisted of developing a simple automation process using our knowledge of the subject acquired along the course. It was good, every team member got to talk about a specific part of the project. At the end, we got a good grade

Submitted by javibuendi on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 10:50

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The last time I gave a presentation was five months ago. I had to present my TFG to my university tutor by Skype. For those who aren´t Spanish, TFG means "final degree project". At first I was a little bit nervous because it is an important project for us, which takes about four months to do it. But everything went fluent when I started, and finally, my tutor really appreciated my hard work. I ended up my degree with an excelent grade (9 out of 10). Cheers from Madrid.

Submitted by Abdrahman Raafat on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 12:12

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my last presentation was in October 2020. it was about financial analysis and valuation. we made an analysis to one of the corporations in the stock exchange of Egypt. The presentation went well and we won the competition, but I think I have to enhance my presentation skills because I spoke too fast and use my hands in the wrong way.

Submitted by vsanchez75 on Mon, 26/10/2020 - 13:42

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It was not a presentation, it was a class I think it went well because I know the topic and experience about it.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Submitted by danisep on Sat, 03/10/2020 - 23:36

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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

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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.

Submitted by Ivy Yang on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 16:04

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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

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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

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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.

Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 31/08/2020 - 15:45

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Well, frankly speaking, I've never done any presentation in my life. It wasn't my function at work to create presentations. Nonetheless, I've done lots of analytics work with the company's database and made tons of reports about that. Almost every day I made a report (typically few) about particular performance indicators. I had to handle numerous inbox data, called our regional representatives to get the last information about roll-out progress, and present all this stuff in proper form. I don't tell you it's hard, well it's not that hard as a miner's job, but it demands scrupulosity and quickness and readiness to change the output due to the new information quickly. It was quite a responsible task and I like it in some way ... not always though because I often faced recklessness from my colleagues and it made my task much harder. If we, finally, put our main topic on the table - I mean "presentation" - I think I could do it right. I like good design and neat phrases so I could be the right fit for that.

Submitted by Juliana Novoa on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 23:48

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The last time I gave a presentation was on July, in this year. I had to show to the Regional Manager the results achived during June. The presentation was quite long, but there were much information to present. I suppose it went well.

Submitted by Jackson Nicola on Tue, 18/08/2020 - 20:12

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My last presentation was at university in master's degree. Furthermore I gave it with english. It was difficult for me because my english level was not enough to success it. I tried to keep information at every slide in memory. I can say it was goog presentation because teacher gave me high point.

Submitted by Ali Raza on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 05:44

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It's really important for us to learn English and this Site is very helpful for all the students and as well as for teachers.

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.

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!
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