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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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Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

My last presentation was last year. I had to expose a topic to the class. I was supported by the text. Anyway, I got a good mark.

Interesting

My last presentation was in 2008, in my last formal company employe. It was good, I feel so nervous

My last presentation was a lot of time ago. Was about the control steps in a projects. The feedback was well, so I'think was all right

Hi!
I held a presentation two years ago to complete my MSc in Psychology. I exposed my dissertation about the sexual problems on Spinal Cord Injuried People.
I was very nervous but It went brilliantly. I'm very proud about it.

My last presentation was three years ago. It was a review of a project in math education for the school board of my Secondary School.
At the beginning I was a little nervous, but I think it's a normal feeling when starting.
The presentation went well and all the board members agreed with the project and their outcomes.

Hi, British Council support. I wonder what happened with the other videos, "words on the street". even though these new ones are pretty awesome. I also like to review the old studying material. thanks so much.
Best regard.
- Armando

Hello Armando
Word on the Street and the other sections that used to be under Listening are now under General English (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/general-english). Please let us know if you have any trouble finding them.
I hope you enjoy reviewing them!
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks!

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