Tuesday, January 9, 2018

How to write a good oral presentation outline

Classroom Presentation Outlines



Examples of Oral Presentation Outlines



Important information:

An outline of your presentation must be given to your teacher immediately before giving a presentation. If you do not have an outline of your presentation, you will not be allowed to give your presentation. 

The outline of your presentation should be printed on one A4 size page. On top of the page, you have to print your full name, your ID card number, course number, your major, your section, the full title of your topic, the basic points of the presentation and references. 

The font size of the text should be either Times New Roman 12 or Areal 10. Spaces between the lines 1.15. Smaller fonts and sizes such as Times New Roman 11 or Areal 9 can also be suitable if the presentation is informative and a list of references is longer.

The font and size of the presentation title: Times New Roman 14 or Areal 12. 

Please note that the number of main points or sub-points you use in your presentation outline can vary depending on how many issues you have to discuss and how much detail you need to use. Normally, you should not have more than twelve main points in your presentation. 

Please do not overload your speech with too much information and do not use too many difficult words, expressions, and long, complicated sentences. You will not be allowed to read your presentation but you will be allowed to use your presentation outline as a  step-by-step guide which will help you to achieve fluency in the process of speaking.

Here are a few examples of oral presentation outlines. 


EXAMPLE 1

Student Name: ...................................................                   Signature: ..................................

ID: ..........................................                                   Major: .........................................

Section: ................................                                    Date: ...........................................


Title: Voting Is Our Legal Right

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to vote in elections

Introduction:
                I.         Gain audience's attention by asking questions or telling a brief story
                II.        Establish credibility - I vote [تصويت]
                III.       Explain what voting is
                IV.      Preview the body:
                                A.   Why we vote
                                B.   Why we don't vote
                                C.   Why we should vote
Body:
                I.         Why we vote
                                A.   To elect representatives 
                                B.   Constitutional right
                                            1.   Article 1
                                            2.   Amendment 15
                                            3.   Amendment 19
                II.         Why we don't vote
                                A.   Figures on low voter turnout
                                B.   Some don't care
                                C.   Some are not educated about candidates
                III.         Why we should vote
                                A.   To voice our opinions
                                B.   To guarantee our free choice
Conclusion:
                I.         Summarize main points
                II.        Explain how to register
                III.       End with quotation [اقتباس]
                IV.       Do you have any questions?
                V.        Thank you. 

Reference:
James Tomlinson, Bloomsburg University. Sample Outline for Public Speaking. Retrieved from: http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/jtomlins/sample.htm


EXAMPLE 2

Student Name: ...................................................                   Signature: ..................................

ID: ..........................................                                   Major: .........................................

Section: ................................                                   Date: ...........................................

Title: ..........................................................................


Introduction

I. Gain the attention of the audience by using a quotation, telling a brief story or humorous anecdote, etc.
II. Thesis statement – tell your audience the purpose of your presentation, e.g. ‘’Today, I will tell you about’’… or ‘’I would like to share with you my experience regarding’’…
III. Overview of all of your main points, e.g. first, second, third… (‘’First, I will explain my views regarding’’…’’second, I will illustrate’’…, ‘’third, I will compare’’…, ‘’finally, I will summarize’’…).

Body
I. First main point
A. Subpoint
1. Sub-subpoint
2. Sub-subpoint
B. Subpoint
1. Sub-subpoint
2. Sub-subpoint
3. Sub-subpoint
II. Second main point
A. Subpoint
1. Sub-subpoint
2. Sub-subpoint
B. Subpoint
1. Sub-subpoint
2. Sub-subpoint
3. Sub-subpoint

Conclusion
I. Summarize or review the main points.
II. Formulate a final statement that finishes your speech smoothly.
III. Finish with ‘’Thank you. Do you have any questions?’’

References
Include the sources that you used. 



EXAMPLE 3

Student Name: ...................................................                  Signature: ..................................

ID: ..........................................                                  Major: .........................................

Section: ................................                                  Date: ...........................................


Title: About Myself

Introduction
I. Get the attention of the audience by using a quotation, telling a brief interesting story or a humorous anecdote [ العربية    حكاية], etc.
II. Thesis statement – tell your audience the purpose of your presentation, e.g. ‘’Today, I will tell you about’’… or ‘’I would like to share with you my experience regarding’’…
III. Overview of all of your main points, e.g. first, second, third… (‘’First, I will explain my views regarding’’…’’second, I will illustrate’’…, ‘’third, I will compare’’…, ‘’finally, I will summarize’’…).

Body
I. First main point (My hometown and my family)
A. Subpoint (My hometown)
1. Sub-subpoint (Geography of my hometown -  explain where it is located)
2. Sub-subpoint (Cultural and economic aspects - people and basic industry)
B. Subpoint (My family)
1. Sub-subpoint (Father and mother)
2. Sub-subpoint (Sisters)
3. Sub-subpoint (Brothers)

II. Second main point (My school and my hobbies and interests)
A. Subpoint (School - what is so special about it?)
1. Sub-subpoint (Primary school)
2. Sub-subpoint (Secondary / high school)
B. Subpoint (My hobbies and interests)
1. Sub-subpoint (Hobbies: reading, writing, basketball, sewing, knitting)
2. Sub-subpoint (Interests: learn Korean or Japanese; travel; swim; climb mountains; write poetry, etc.)

III. Third main point (My college - why I have chosen to study here)
A. Subpoint (What I like, and what I do not like here; why?)
1. Subpoint (My classmates)
2. Sub-subpoint (The courses that I study - like - do not like)
3. Subsubpoint (Teachers)
B. Subpoint (English language learning experience)
1. Sub-subpoint (My English language strengths)
2. Sub-subpoint (My English language weaknesses and what I would like to improve)

Conclusion
I. Summarize or review the main points (Explain what kind of person I am: introvert or extrovert)
II. Formulate a final statement that finishes my speech clearly (Future plans; my expectations from this college, etc.)

III. Finish with ‘’Thank you. Do you have any questions?’’

References (2 or 3 references).