Review | The Secret of a Good Speaker—Gary Lo’s Sharing on Business Case Competition Presentation
Many students are reluctant to make presentations since they have begun their university study. The key of a successful speech lies in how to organize your words and how to control your face expression and body language. On Oct. 19, at Teaching Building 201, Mr. Gary Lo provided a unique training in business case for the students who know nothing about the business competition.
Mr. Gary Lo?
Mr. Gary Lo, Managing Director & Principal Instructor of Glo Consulting, has rich corporate experience. He spent most of his career working at some of the most admired Fortune 500 companies including LVMH, Apple Inc., Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Nestle. He is an appointed career coach for top Universities. As an outstanding speaker, he was invited as a TEDx Speaker and has made over 400 public speeches in 30 different cities around the world.
The speech had two parts. In the first part, he said that a Story Flow is necessary for students to present the business cases. It is comprised of 5 W and 1 H, WHO, WHERE, WHAT, WHY, WHEN and HOW. According to this flow, your story will be logically and coherently clear. Mr. Lo asked our students to tell a story according to the flow.
The second part is about tone and body language. Mr. Lo mentioned that the effective body language makes your case presentation vivid. He showed the video of Steve Jobs and Barack Obama to let our students observe their body languages when they made their speeches. In fact, the standing position is very important, which means the speaker needs to keep an appropriate distance with audience. In addition, walking also helps to keep the audience to concentrate. Meanwhile, the speaker should put their hands up to make their voice louder. Mr. Lo then let the students stand up to make different body movements.
With Mr. Lo’s humorous language and interaction with our students, the whole speech was full of joy and pleasure. Our students not only had a deep understanding on business case competition, but also grasped practical speaking skills.