A Presentation Expert.
Hi, I’m Gavin. I’m an English expert and have coached hundreds of professionals to create and deliver impactful and memorable presentations in English.
But I think that AI is going to replace me!
Well, not quite, but it can do a lot of my job already!
I created and teach a great course called Presentation Skills in English. It’s a really useful course that teaches the vocabulary, grammar, structure and provides loads of tips to help you to confidently deliver phenomenal presentations.
But since I created the course, ChatGPT has changed the world!
A revolutionary tool
ChatGPT is an amazing tool. As a teacher, I can see how it could be my worst nightmare, but I can also see the amazing potential that it has to facilitate great work and progress for my students and the people that I coach.
So I’ve condensed some of the key points of a winning presentation into a succinct prompt for ChatGPT. Read on to see the prompt and for some extra tips.
First, you’ll need an account to use ChatGPT. If you don’t have one already, here is the link to get you signed up and started! If you don’t know what ChatGPT is , check out this reading comprehension all about it or this blog post about how to use it as an English teacher.
ChatGPT: The best presentation creation tool
In Presentation Skills in English we look at some really useful ideas to help to structure your presentation and to make your message impactful and memorable. We also explore what technology and tools you can use to communicate your point clearly and effectively.
There is one last tool that can help you create AMAZING presentations that will help get your message across in a way that is easy to follow and assimilate; ChatGPT.
If you don’t already know, ChatGPT is an artificial-intelligence chatbot that is capable of producing high quality texts for a variety of purposes, including presentations.
So, how can ChatGPT create presentations? Just ask it to. Or more specifically, tell it how to make a great presentation based on the ideas and principles that we have learned on this course.
As with anything related to chatGPT, the success of the output depends on the quality of the input. For this reason, I have condensed the main points of this course into a prompt to ask ChatGPT to create a presentation based on the principles that we have studied. Just replace the square braces () with whatever you need.
Write a  minute presentation about [YOUR TOPIC]. Provide a transcript.
Create a clear introduction, main part and conclusion.
Introduce yourself as [YOUR NAME], thank the audience for coming. Tell the audience why this topic is important or relevant to them. Tell them how long the presentation will be. Ask them to save any questions until the question and answer session at the end.
In the main part, make 3 main points. Use signposting language to move from one section of the presentation to another. Use sandwiching to explain what you are going to talk about, make a point and then tell the audience about the point you have just made.
In the conclusion, remind the audience of the 3 main points of the presentation before explaining what is the most important point and why they should remember it. Include anecdotes, famous quotes, rhetorical questions and refer back to previous statements where relevant.
Finish with a call to action. Invite questions.
Wait a few moments and ChatGPT should produce a transcript of your presentation!
When it has finished, add another prompt.
Now create a bullet point version for the speaker’s notes and a description of the content of any slides used.
And what you have is ALMOST a perfect presentation.
Yes. Almost perfect, but not quite
What is missing is you, your personality and your message!
And some rigorous fact checking! ChatGPT often makes up completely false information and presents it as fact. It’s important that you research your topic well and are able to separate fact from fiction! This is a tool to help you, not a trick to do your homework for you.
Use this as a starting point and add a little of your own flavour to make something really special! Don’t forget that you can edit this prompt as you need. Try asking ChatGPT to role play different jobs or characters and see how it changes the style and content of the presentations it produces.
If you think that this post is useful, imagine what you could learn from the complete Presentation Skills In English course!