ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 134 | Presentation Skill | Slide Presentations

Effective slides provide valuable visual support for the information you are presenting in two ways: the slides help the audience to understand, and they help the speaker to give a stronger presentation. I’ve seen presentations that had too many words on their slides and the audience would become distracted within minutes. So, for maximum effect, keep the slides simply by doing the following (in the podcast).

  • Use large text (at least 28 point) and a clear font style.
  • Use bullets and short sentences.
  • Label visuals carefully — minimally but clearly.
  • Limit video to two minutes.
  • Limit the use of special effects (e.g., sounds and animation).
  • Have a uniform approach (e.g., all slides enter from the same side).

Remember, your spoken presentation is the focus — the slides are just the support.

  • Prepare the slides after establishing the main points of your presentation.
  • Include one slide for every two to three minutes of presentation only.

What would happen if a speaker/presenter did not follow each piece of advice? Tune into the podcast down below.

toefl sPEAKING coRRECTION seRVICES / cOACHING

Excited about launching this for you students! I’ve already spoken about the coaching that’s available, but it’s important to put out different products to cater to different price points, so today I’m officially launching the TOEFL iBT correction services! For those of you who are having difficulty on any of the speaking parts and would like to be corrected…you can now submit your recordings to me so that I can give you a write-up and a voice note in terms of areas that I think you should improve. The different questions I will give you will provide you genuine practice for the exam. And unlike other services out there, I will give you detailed/actionable items/points so that you can improve.

First speaking grade is free! Try the service and also inquire about packages. There are plenty of them that suit not only your financial needs but also the amount of practice you need before going into the exam. So, whether you need immediate support or you need something a little more short / long-term….hit any of the social links down below and inquire today!

IELTS Speaking Correction seRVICES / cOACHING

I’m rolling out a great IELTS speaking service today. It’s important to have multiple products with multiple price points out there to cater to the masses, so in saying that, I’ve rolled out my IELTS (part II) correction services. As most of you know, Part II is possibly the most daunting because you’re unsure what type of question would be asked. This pushes you to speak for up to two minutes about a topic, and if you don’t know how to carry the conversation, you could miss a lot of marks.

So, I’m now providing a reliable source in terms of correcting your Part II speaking tasks which will be graded on the following criteria: fluency and coherence, pronunciation, lexical resources and grammatical range and accuracy.

For each speaking audio you submit, you will receive valuable feedback, action points, a guesstimate in terms of what score you would get from it, and how you can improve.

Depending on the package, you will also be given a free 1-hour video session to go over your previous tasks and even do live coaching.

Inquire about the services today by hitting any of the social links down below (next page).

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 133 | LIFE SKILLS Part II | Dealing with conflict at university

Here’s the second part of the Life Skills break down, and after pouring my heart out on yesterday’s podcast, a lot of you non-NES speakers are learning about personal development which will make you very effective in the world of career-building. So, in today’s podcast, we’re going to discuss a conflict in university, negotiating compromise and listen to two students talking about a conflict that had erupted in a group meeting.

ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 132 | Life Skills | How to negotiate

We’re here with a life-skills segment! Today’s objective is to become aware of different approaches with negotiation, but of course, a lot of it involves personal development. Also, recognize the value and purpose of compromise, because we’re all going to need it at some point in our life. First, you must know that no one ever wins an argument. They might they they do, but it’s only pampering their ego. As a non-NES, you will probably engage with buffoonery overseas with bullies making fun of you or trying to invoke a reaction from you. There’s no need to negotiate here, but understand where that person is coming form and the position they’re in — in life. Every negotiation must be a win-win for both parties. So, let’s dive into this.

TOEFL iTP | lISTENING pART a | lONGMAN | tEST #4

You guys will be extremely excited about this! I will be going over a full test of TOEFL iTP today, doing the Longman test and walking you through a number of techniques. In saying that, I have all the questions down below but make sure you tune into the podcast and YouTube video for explanations.

100,000 Plays for my ESL Podcast! | Macro-Goal Achieved!

UNBELIEVABLE! After 2 years and almost two months, I’ve achieved one of the biggest, most monumental goals since podcasting.  The six-figure plateau has been reached, all thanks to the 172 countries and 4.1k cities that have tuned in.  I can’t say how grateful I am, but in this podcast, I express my gratitude by giving special shout outs to the cities such as Sao Paolo, Taipei, Tokyo, and HCMC which have listened to me for a long time — and even Ashburn, Virginia….a superfan(s) who have following me since 2017 (personal development podcast).  Just four days after my birthday….macro-goal achieved.  This didn’t come overnight.  It was a build-up…and that’s what you need to understand in life. It’s about planting seeds today and watering them for years so you can reap the benefits later. BOOM!