Skills

Levels

Signposting

Beginning a presentation

It is common to greet the audience and introduce yourself when giving presentations:

    Good morning,/afternoon/evening

    I'm _________, the new Finance Manager.

    My name is ________ and I represent _______

    Let me take a minute to introduce myself.

    Let me start by telling you a little about our company.

    I've already met some of you, but for those I haven't , I'm ______

Introducing the topic

    I'm here to talk about . . .

    Today, I'd like to say a few words about . . .

    I'm going to give you an overview of . . .

    The main reason I'm here today is . . .

    The focus of my remarks is . . .

    I'd like to introduce . . .

Time consciousness

    Thank you for your time

    Thank you for taking the time to be here

    I will probably take about . . . minutes

    This should last only a few minutes

    I hope to be finished by . . .

Showing organization

    I've divided my topic into three sections/parts. They are . . .

    This presentation can be divided into the following subtopics:

    First,

    Second

    Third

    Finally


    First of all

    Secondly

    Thirdly

    Last


    The first point is . . .

    The next point is . . .

    Next, we come to . . .

    The final point is . . .

Sequencing

    Let's move on to . . .

    Let's move on to . . .

    That brings us to . . .

Giving Reasons

    This is why . . .

    The main reason is . . .

    Therefore,

    So,

Generalizing

    Generally,

    Usually,

    As a rule,

    Most of the time,

    In most cases,

Highlighting

    Actually,

    In fact,

    As a matter of fact,

    In particular

    Particularly

    Especially

Giving Examples

    For example,

    For instance,

    Such as

Summarizing

    To sum up

    To summarize

    In brief

Concluding

    To conclude,

    In conclusion,

Follow-up

    Are/Were there any questions?

    We have just a few minutes for questions

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16