Business Presentations: Signposting

Business Presentations: Signposting

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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


This presentation can be divided into the following subtopics:
Thank you for taking the time to be here

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

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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