Are you feeling stressed over an upcoming presentation in English? Business presentations can be stressful even for a native English speaker. In this post, we will cover some useful phrases to provide you with the basic structure of a presentation in English. Careful preparation using this easy guide will help your presentation to sound more coherent and well thought out.

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Introduction

On behalf of XYZ Company, I would like to welcome you here today. My name is Paul Sim and I am the Commercial Director of ACME Travel.

Hi, I'm Paul and I am the commercial director of ACME Travel.

Good morning/afternoon/evening ladies and gentlemen. My name is Paul Sim and I am delighted to be here today to talk to you about…

I'd like to introduce my colleague Paul Sim.

Hi everyone, I'm Paul from Marketing and today I'd like to talk to you about…

 

Introducing the topic

Today I am here to talk to you about…

As you all know, today I am going to talk to you about…

I would like to take this opportunity to talk to you about…

I am delighted to be here today to tell you about…

Today I would like to outline…

 

Structuring the presentation

My presentation is divided into x parts.

I'll start with / Firstly I will talk about… / I'll begin with

then I will look at …

next…

and finally…

I will be glad to answer any questions that you may have at the end.

 

Beginning the presentation

I'll start with some general information on…

I'd just like to give you some background information about…

Before I start, does anyone know…?

As you are all aware / As you all know…

 

Changing the topic/speaker

Right, let's move on to…

This leads me to my next point, which is…

I'd now like to look at / consider…

Now I will pass you over to /hand over to Max Mustermann.

Does anyone have any questions before I move on?

 

Summary

To sum up…

So to summarise the main points of my talk…

Just a quick recap of my main points…

 

Inviting questions

Does have anyone have any questions?

I will be happy to answer your questions now

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask

If you have any further questions, I will be happy to talk to you at the end.

 

Conclusion

I'd like to conclude by…

That brings me to the end of my presentation, thank for listening / for your attention.

Thank you all for listening, it was a pleasure being here today.

Well that's it from me. Thanks very much.

 

Other tips

Don't try to write every point on the slide, use a maximum of three to four points in each slide to make your presentation clear and concise. Fill in the rest of the details with your own words. This will make you seem more knowledgeable and the audience will need to listen to your presentation.


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