Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Do you sometimes have to deliver presentations in English at work and are you wondering how to do it better?

In this post you’ll get the first of three key tips for how to present in English from presentation expert and native English speaker, Carl Kwan!

Carl’s tip: Know your audience

  • Know what your audience wants to hear, what their problem is, what they need, etc.
  • Keep your language simple- don’t use fancy language. Don’t worry about big, long sentences or big words. Pretend that there is a ten year old child in the back of the room and they have to understand what you are saying.
  • Don’t try to memorize your presentation. Write down the points that you want to mention and then practice them.  Know your material well so that you can just discuss it.
  • Don’t talk at your audience, talk to your audience.


Get part 2 of this interview with Carl Kwan later today!

Carl was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada at age 3. Like many immigrants, his parents always struggled with English.

This eventually led him to pursue teaching English to help people like his mom and dad.

Since 2009 he has produced presentations videos. Currently, his YouTube Channel has more than 120 videos on presentations.

Carl lives in Seoul, South Korea with his wife and son. He offers presentations workshops and consulting, he produces live and animated videos for business owners and works as a professional voice actor and radio personality.

He believes that everyone deserves a chance at success. To learn more about Carl, please visit his website at, check out his videos on YouTube or connect with him on LinkedIn.


How do you plan to apply this information to your next presentation?

Let us know in the comments below!

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