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Presentations Vocabulary

Here are twenty words and terms often used in or about presentations.

1 audience rapport n. relationship of presenter with audience, esp. when good
2 body language n. non-verbal communication through facial expressions, body movements etc
3 Finally . . . Typical word used to signal the last of several points or subjects
4 flip chart n. a pad of large paper sheets on a stand for presenting information
5 For example . . . Typical phrase used to signal an illustration or sample of a particular point
6 handout n. anything (report, sample etc) handed or given to people at a presentation
7 In conclusion . . . Typical phrase used to signal the summing up or final part of a presentation
8 ladies & gentlemen Polite phrase often used to address an audience of men and women
9 marker n. whiteboard marker a pen with a broad, felt tip for writing on whiteboards
10 microphone n. electrical instrument that one speaks into for amplification of the voice etc
11 O.H.T. abbr. overhead transparency; sheet of film with image for overhead projector
12 overhead projector n. device that projects an o.h.t. onto a screen - O.H.P. abbr.
13 pointer n. device (rod or electric torch etc) for indicating things on a map, screen etc
14 screen n. large, flat, reflective white surface on which films, slides etc are projected
15 signal v. to help the audience understand where one is in a presentation - signalling n.
16 slide n. small (usually 35mm) photographic transparency - slide projector n.
17 To start with . . . Typical phrase used to signal the beginning of a particular subject or topic
18 Turning now to . . . Typical phrase used to signal a change from one subject or topic to another
19 visual aids n. things that one can look at in a presentation [eg: films, maps, charts etc]
20 whiteboard n. large, flat, white surface or board on which to write or draw with markers