Monday, March 29, 2010

BUSINESS ENGLISH - PRESENTATION tips

Starting the presentation

  • Good morning/good afternoon ladies and gentlemen
  • The topic of my presentation today is ...
  • What I'm going to talk about today is ...


Why you are giving this presentation

  • The purpose of this presentation is ...
  • This is important because ...
  • My objective is to ...


Stating the main points

  • The main points I will be talking about are firstly ... secondly... next, finally... we're going to look at ...

Introducing the first point

  • Let's start/begin with ...


Showing graphics, transparencies, slides etc.

  • I'd like to illustrate this by showing you...


Moving on to the next point

  • Now let's move on to ...

Giving more details

  • I'd like to expand on this aspect/problem/point
  • Let me elaborate on that
  • Would you like me to expand on/elaborate on that?


Changing to a different topic

  • I'd like to turn to something completely different


Referring to something which is off the topic

  • I'd like to digress here for a moment and just mention that ...

Referring back to an earlier point

  • Let me go back to what I said earlier about ...


Summarizing or repeating the main points

  • I'd like to recap the main points of my presentation

  • first I covered
  • then we talked about
  • finally we looked at
  • I'd now like to sum up the main points which were:


Conclusion

  • I'm going to conclude by... saying that/inviting you to/ quoting ...
  • In conclusion, let me... leave you with this thought/invite you to


Questions

  • Finally, I'll be happy to answer your questions.
  • Now I'd like to invite any questions you may have.
  • Do you have any questions?

1 comment:

Aravind said...

it is very useful for me to do my next presentation.

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