1. What’s the difference between face-to-face conversation and phone conversation?
The biggest difference between face-to-face conversations and phone conversations is that with face-to-face conversation, you can actually see the person you are talking to. This makes it a lot easier to understand the tone of the conversation367 because you can read the person’s expressions. Phone calls can be tricky368 because it can be difficult to determine exactly how the other person is feeling, and that can cause miscommunication sometimes.
2. What are the differences between men and women’s preferences for topics of conversation?
I would say that women tend to be more emotional when they talk. They like talking about their feelings with each other and communicate more about their personal lives. Men, on the other hand, usually don’t talk about their emotions. It’s more about their daily lives, like what cars they like, what games they play, or what new technology is cool. I don’t think there is anything wrong with these general differences, it just shows that both genders tend to react differently with each other.
3. If you have a piece of bad news, do you prefer to tell others in person or by phone?
If I had bad news, I would definitely avoid telling others on the phone. Again369, it’s all about being able to see each other in person and read each other’s expression. I would really hate for someone to misunderstand what I’m saying because that could cause more problems on top of370 the bad news. Telling them in person would make sure that both of us understand what is happening and we can figure out what to do next or how to react together.
4. Why some people feel nervous when they do a presentation?
Presenting in front of people can be really scary. There are just so many people who are listening to what you have to say and making a mistake can really ruin371 a presentation. I think the biggest source
of anxiety372 is getting judged by others. It really sucks to be made fun of373 and when standing in front of a large crowd of people, the chances of being judged become much greater.
5. Is it better to have a PPT (PowerPoint) when doing the presentation?
A PowerPoint presentation can be really helpful when doing presentations. The PowerPoint adds a visual aid374 to your presentation which not only takes focus off of375 you, but also helps the audience pay more attention to what you are saying. This way, people don’t get bored listening to just one person talk. Also, the PowerPoint can be a helping guide in case you lose track of376 what you’re saying during the presentation.
367 the tone of the conversation:谈话聊天的语气
370 on top of:除…之外，在…之上
372 source of anxiety:焦虑的来源，焦虑的原因
373 It really sucks to be made fun of:被人取笑真是很糟心的事情
374 adds a visual aid:添加视觉辅助的效果
375 takes focus off of:不那么关注…
376 lose track of:忘记…