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Presentation, Negotiation and Public Speech

C1-Upper-Intermediate

Presentations, pitching to investors and generally presenting information to people can sometimes be quite daunting, but with this course you can learn how to improve and hone your skills.

Presentation Skills 1: The Overview and The Agenda

It takes a lot of planning and practice to give a good presentation. In this series, we will learn the many different aspects of being a great public speaker. Today's lesson is all about making a good first impression with a strong introduction.  ...

Topics: business, public_speaking, presentation, introduction, marketing, management, product_launch

Presentation Skills 2: Talking About Numbers, Charts and Graphs

Today we are taking a look at the second part of our presentation series where we talk about sales, numbers and charts. These are all very important elements of any sales or marketing presentation. Join us for this EnglishPod lesson as Catherine and Marco give you some great presentation tips and th...

Topics: presentation, charts, graphs, numbers

Presentation Skills 3: Making Comparisons

When introducing a new product, it is critical to know how to promote it. Why did you come out with something new? What makes it better than the others? How is the product expected to perform in the marketplace? These are all important topics that you must discuss in order to convince your audience ...

Topics: sales, presentation, marketing, new_product, promotion

Presentation Skills 4: Discussing the Competition

You have a great product, now it's time to tell the world about it! How do you get people to be interested in and excited about your product? By using a good marketing strategy, you can tell people about your product, show them how it's better than those of your competitors, and get consumers lining...

Topics: marketing_strategy, new_product, promotion

Presentation Skills 5: Deferring Questions

You have a great product, now how are you going to market it? Who will be your target consumers? How will you design your marketing campaigns so that people know about your new product? Having a good, targeted marketing campaign is just as important as having a good product. Join us at EnglishPod fo...

Topics: marketing_strategy, planning, target_consumers

Presentation Skills 6: Addressing the Audience

The way you address your audience can either win you fans or alienate your listeners. Your buyers and investors are essential to your business. How can you express your gratitude, and make them feel important? How can you get them excited about your new products and marketing campaigns? Being able t...

Topics: presentation, audience, marketing_campaign, talk_to_your_audience

Presentation Skills 7: Handling Technical Problems

Oops...the PowerPoint isn't working... When making a presentation, it's extremely important that you are prepared for any technical difficulties along the way. A good rule of thumb is to arrive early, make sure your computer and files are working, and to practice beforehand. A presentation that has ...

Topics: presentation, PowerPoint, preparation, technical_difficulties

Presentation Skills 8: Common Presentation Mistakes

When you are very excited about a new product or development, it's easy to get sidetracked during your presentation. Good presentations shouldn't have many personal anecdotes, pauses, or go off on a tangent. This lesson discusses the importance of having a smooth, well-rehearsed presentation....

Topics: presentation, preparation, side-track

Presentation Skills 9: Summary and Conclusion

You may have the best presentation in the world but not summarizing correctly and you risk having your viewers trying to remember what exactly your main points were, fear not! This lesson teaches you how to summarize and conclude effectively!...

Topics: conclusion, summary

Presentation Skils 10: The Q and A Session

Okay, so you just listened for an hour or more to that guy's presentation and you didn't pay attention to anything he said, or maybe you just disagree with some points or even the whole idea. The Q and A session is a great way to understand or share your opinions. ...

Topics: Q_and_A, presenation

Market Research 1: Consumer Survey

It’s very important to get the appropriate, valuable information necessary before launching your next, new product. Marketing research is invaluable to get the insights you need to create and improve what you offer to your customers. This is exactly what market surveys are for! In today’s lesson, ch...

Topics: meeting, client, market_research, survey, quantitative, qualitative, data, consumer_behaviour, customer

Market Research 2: Presenting Results

Market survey provide companies with very valuable information. In today’s lesson, we will look at the process of discussing the results and making recommendations from them. This lesson is packed with great words and phrases about market research!...

Topics: market_research, market_entry_strategy, cars, competitors, analysis, consumers, competition

Giving a Corporate Sales Pitch

Your phone calls and follow-up efforts have paid off, and you have made an appointment to visit a prospect in person and make a sales pitch. How can you make sure it's a success? In today’s lesson, we talk about different strategies when giving a sales presentation. We’ll cover lots of great vocabul...

Topics: sales, client, training, pitch, sales_skills, product, service, selling, corporate_sales, B2B_sales

Presenting Sales Figures

The way you deliver your sales presentation can be as important as what you say. Otherwise, you could write out your presentation and mail it to them! In today’s lesson, we look at how to present sales figures. This dialogue is loaded with great vocabulary and phrases to help you successfully delive...

Topics: meeting, office, sales, charts, data, number, maketing, trends

Negotiating Service Contract Renewal

In today's lesson, you'll see how an IT sales rep closes the deal with a big client. Learn negotiating skills for your next sale!...

Topics: sales, contract, negotiation, clients, service_contract, IT_service, server, account_manager

PowerPoint Presentation Tips

Are your PowerPoint presentations not what they could be? In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to improve on your PowerPoint presentation and you’ll get some suggestions on how to captivate your audience....

Topics: presentation, PowerPoint, templates, slides, designs

Negotiation Skills

Do you want to improve your negotiation skills? In today’s lesson, we’ll hear a professor give a lecture on negotiation skills. So listen and learn how to become a good negotiator!...

Topics: negotiation, accommodating, avoiding, compromising, bargainer

Pitching to Investors

Is your startup looking for investment? Learn the basics of an investment pitch to a venture capital (VC) firm!...

Topics: presentation, pitch, investment, venture_capital, VC, business_plan, start_up

The Art of Negotiation

Negotiation is an art with no results guaranteed even if you are the President of the United States. In this lesson, listen in as President Frank Underwood negotiates a political crisis with other Washington politicians....

Topics: media, law, strategy, politics, American_TV, jobs, government

Product Demo Part I

Today we’ve got part 1 of a two-part lesson on doing product demos.  Listen in as a salesman gives a demonstration of the key features and functions of his product....

Topics: meeting, business, office, sales, customer_service, presentation, marketing, demonstration, technology, CRM

Product Demo Part II

In a previous lesson Product Demo Part I, we learned how to give a product demo and talk about key features and functions of a product. Today, we'll get into pricing. How do you balance the demands of a potential client while maintaining your own interest?...

Topics: business, office, sales, customer_service, price, purchasing, marketing, management, negotiation, technology, quote, pricing