Presentation about Japanese Culture – Part 6
Peter Van de Veire
Hello. In my last few blogs, I have focused on different sentence stems that people can use when talking about different parts of Japanese culture. Today, we will look at putting these ideas into a short presentation. We will look at a common way to organize a presentation for this type of topic. We will also look at some common presentation phrases you can use. For this presentation, we will focus on major theme. For example, the speech will focus only on special days in Japan or only on traditional Japanese games.
First, let’s look at a basic pattern for the introduction (the beginning of your speech).
Today, I would like to talk a little about Japanese culture. I will talk about (one major theme) . Then say what the main points will be.
Here is an example.
Today, I would like to talk a little about Japanese culture. I will talk about Japanese events. We will look at three popular events: Setsubun, Boy’s Day, and Girl’s Day.
Next, you need to have transitions to introduce each main point. This helps the listener to follow your presentation. The transitions tell the listener that you are moving onto your next main point or the next section of your speech.
There are many transitions that you can use, but here are three basic ones.
First, I will talk about…
Now I will talk about…
Finally, I will talk about…
The basic pattern is simple. Use the transitions and make a full sentence about what main point you are going to talk about. Then talk about that main point. Then use the next transition and make a full sentence about what the next main point is. Then talk about it. You continue using this pattern until you come to the conclusion.
Here is an example to match Example 2 above.
First, I will talk about Setsubun. Then you describe Setsubun.
Now I will talk about Boy’s Day. Then you describe Boy’s Day.
Finally, I will talk about Girl’s Day. Then you describe Girl’s Day.
Finally, you need to end your presentation with a short conclusion.
It is okay to have a short ending. Here is one example.
Now, I hope you know a little more about Setsubun, Boy’s Day, and Girl’s Day. I hope one day you can come to Japan to experience these things for yourself.