Presentations

Welcoming your Audience
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen
Good morning, gentlemen
Good afternoon, ladies and gentleman
Good afternoon, everybody

Engaging the audience
Imagine that ..
Picture yourself ..
Has anyone here ever…?

Introducing your Subject
I am going to talk today about…
The purpose of my presentation is to introduce our new range of…

Outlining the Structure of your Presentation
To start with I’ll describe ……
Then I’ll mention some of the problems …..
After that I’ll consider the possibilities for …
Finally, I’ll summarize my presentation before concluding with ……..

Giving Instructions about Questions
Do feel free to interrupt me if you have any questions.
I’ll try to answer all of your questions after the presentation.
I plan to keep some time for questions after the presentation.

Summing Up
• To conclude,…
• In conclusion,…
• Now, to sum up…
• So let me summarize what I’ve said.
• Finally, may I remind you of some of the main points we’ve looked at.

Thanking your Audience
• Many thanks for your attention.
• May I thank you all for being such an attentive audience.
• Thanks very much for listening.

Inviting Questions
• Now I’ll try to answer any questions you may have.
• Can I answer any questions?
• Are there any questions?
• Do you have any questions?
• I’m ready to take any questions you may have.

Ending a Presentation
• In conclusion, you can see that….
• Thanks very much for listening, and I’m ready to take any questions you might have.

Introducing the Subject
• I’d like to start by…
• Let’s begin by…
• First of all, I’ll…
• Starting with…
• I’ll begin by…

Finishing One Subject
• Well, I’ve told you about…
• That’s all I have to say about…
• We’ve looked at…
• So much for…

Starting Another Subject
• Now we’ll move on to…
• Let me turn now to…
• Next…
• Turning to…
• I’d like now to discuss…
• Let’s look now at…

Analyzing a Point and Giving Recommendations
• Where does that lead us?
• Let’s consider this in more detail…
• What does this mean for ABC?
• Translated into real terms…

Giving an Example • For example,…
• A good example of this is…
• As an illustration,…
• To give you an example,…
• To illustrate this point…

Dealing with Questions
• We’ll be examining this point in more detail later…
• I’d like to deal with this question later, if I may…
• I’ll come back to this question later in my talk…
• Perhaps you’d like to raise this point at the end…
• I won’t comment on this now…

Summarizing and Concluding
• In conclusion,…
• Right, let’s sum up, shall we?
• I’d like now to recap…
• Let’s summarize briefly what we’ve looked at…
• Finally, let me remind you of the issues we’ve covered…
• If I can just sum up the main points…

Ordering / Sequencing
• Firstly…secondly…thirdly…lastly…
• First of all…then…next…after that…finally…
• To start with…later…to finish up…

Referring to Slides and Graphics
• Let’s take a look at the next slide.
• Moving on to the next table…
• As you can see from this graph…
• As this diagram shows….
• As this bar graph illustrates…
• This chart indicates that…

Linking Visuals to Topic
• As we saw in the previous slide…
• This leads me to my next consideration.
• The next slide will give you more information on this.
• We’ll come back to these statistics later.
• This point is illustrated by the diagram in front of you.
• To demonstrate this point, I’d like to show you…

Using Prepositions to Describe Graphs
• Sales peaked at…
• From January to April,…
• In the third quarter of the year…
• Between the conception of the product and the launch…
• There has been a rise in sales since November.
• Turnover fell by ten per cent during….

Describing a Visual
• Overall, the graph shows that…
• The most striking pattern in the table is that…
• As you can see, the percentage of production went up sharply.
• As you can see from this bar chart…

Handling Interruptions
• If you don’t mind, I’d just like to finish with this first.
• I’ll give you more information on that in a moment.
• Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll get to it in a moment.
• Let me just finish with this point first.
I was expecting that kind of question. We’ll deal with that later.
• If you don’t mind, I’ll take questions at the end of this section.
• Sorry, can I just finish with this point first?

Ending the Presentation
• Thanks very much for your attention.
• That’s all we have time for. Thanks for your attention.
• That’s about it from me. Could we have the lights back on, please?
• That about sums it up.

Inviting Questions
• I’d be happy to take questions now.
• I’m sure you have questions for me.
• Can I answer any questions?
• Would anyone like to ask a question?
• Does anyone have any questions?

Concluding the Presentation
• In conclusion, my recommendations are…
• I therefore suggest/propose/recommend the following strategy.
• I’m going to conclude by… saying that/inviting you to/ quoting …
• In conclusion, let me… leave you with this thought/invite you to
• I’d like to conclude by -ing …
• I’d like to finish by –ing …
• To conclude…
• To summarize….
• Finally …

Thanking the Audience
• Thank you very much for your attention.
• I think that’s about it. I’d like to thank you all for coming in today.
• Thank you all very much for taking the time to listen to this presentation.

Inviting Questions
• Now, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.
• Are there any questions?
• If anyone has any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.
• Do you have any questions?
• Finally, I’ll be happy to answer your questions.
• Now I’d like to invite any questions you may have.
• If you have any questions, we’d be pleased to answer them.
• Does anyone else have a question?

Commenting on a Question
• That’s a very interesting question.
• That’s a good question.
• I’m glad you asked that question.
• I get asked that question a lot.
• Thanks for your question. That’s a good point.
• I’d like to pass that question on to Maria.
• I think Maria would be in the best position to answer that question.

Repeating Questions Back
• Let me see if I have that right. You’d like to know if…
• Bob’s asked an important question. He wants to know…
• Did everyone hear that question? Melissa asked if…

Checking You’ve Answered a Question
• Have I answered your question?
• Does that answer your question?
• I hope that answers your question.
• Does that clarify your concerns?
• Is that the kind of information you were looking for?

Agreeing/Disagreeing/Clarifying
• Yes, I agree that…
• That’s a good point…
• You’re absolutely right…
• I see your point, but…
• That may not be viable since…
• I’ll have to disagree with you on that…

When You Can’t Answer a Question
• I’m afraid I’m not familiar with that concept…
• That’s outside my area of expertise, but you could check with…
• I’m sorry, but I can’t answer that question. I’ll try to find out for you.

When No one Asks a Question
• One question that often comes up is…
• A question I’m often asked is…
• An important question in this context is…

Summarizing or Repeating the Main Points
• We’ve discussed many points today. Let me quickly summarize the principal points:
• I’d like to quickly go over the main points of today’s topic:
• Before we end, let me briefly recap what we have discussed here today.
• 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:
• Today we have shown you …
• To sum up then …
• So, as we’ve seen in this presentation today, …
• As we’ve explained, …

Concluding / Recommending
• In conclusion, my recommendations are…
• I therefore suggest/propose/recommend the following strategy.
• I’m going to conclude by… saying that/inviting you to/ quoting …
• In conclusion, let me… leave you with this thought/invite you to
• I’d like to conclude by -ing …
• I’d like to finish by –ing …
• Finally …

Thanking the Audience / Inviting Questions
• Thank you very much for your attention.
• Thank you all very much for taking the time to listen to this presentation.
• Now, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.
• I think that’s about it. I’d like to thank you all for coming in today.
• Do you have any questions?
• Finally, I’ll be happy to answer your questions.
• Now I’d like to invite any questions you may have.
• Thank you. If there are any questions we shall do our best to answer them.
• If you have any questions, we’d be pleased to answer them.
• I’d (we’d) be happy to answer any questions.
• I (we) would welcome any comments / suggestions.
• That’s a very interesting question.
• I’d like to pass that question on to Maria.
• I think Maria would be in the best position to answer that question.
• Have I answered your question?

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