Improve Your Presentations with Stress and Intonation
The content of your presentation is interesting and important, but your delivery may be hurting your message. If your presentation is monotone, it’s not just boring; it’s hard to understand. The English listener expects to hear certain stress and intonation patterns to guide them. If these cues are absent, the presentation is difficult to follow. Learn to use these rules and patterns to make your presentations more engaging and easier to follow.
Learn to strategically use phrasing, stress, and intonation to:
• lead the listener through your thought process
• break down complex ideas
• highlight key information
• show comparisons, if/then, cause/effect
• list items, ideas, or events
• be more persuasive and memorable
About the Presenter
Lauren Supraner is the president and founder of CAL Learning, an intercultural communication consulting and training company based in New York. Since founding CAL Learning in 2004, she’s helped thousands in the pharma/biotech, healthcare, education and other industries advance their language and culture skills. Lauren is the author of Accent Reduction for Chinese Speakers, and is a member of the Sino American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA-GP) Career and Mentoring Group. Lauren has lived and worked in Thailand and Japan. She has an MA in TESOL from Columbia University. Partial Client List: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Catalent, Colgate-Palmolive, L’Oréal, Disney Publishing Worldwide, IBM, Red Hat, BASF, Columbia University, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lauren Supraner, President