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01 Let's get started

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1. Let’s get started

 

On this page, you will find vocabulary and expressions to start your presentation. Pick in the toolboxes what you need, or take a look at the examples in context. 

I hope it's useful.

 


 

1.1         Opening a presentation

1.1.1.      Greeting and Welcoming your audience

§         Good morning / afternoon / evening, ladies and gentlemen

§         Good afternoon everyone

§         Hello/Hi everyone

§         Hello and welcome to (name of the company).

§         Welcome to the company.

 

 

§         Thank you all for coming.

§         It's a pleasure to welcome you all here today.

§         It's good to see such a big turnout.

§         We are very pleased to have you with us.

§         I’m happy / delighted that so many of you could make it today.

 

 

§         I hope I'll get a chance to meet you all one by one during the day.

§         I hope you didn't have any trouble finding us.

§         I'll look forward to speaking to you individually later over coffee

 

 

§         Can you hear me at the back?

§         Can everyone hear?

More on Welcoming your audience in the Tips section

1.1.2      Introducing yourself

 

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Let me introduce myself. I’m …… from ……..

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is….

Let me just start by introducing myself. My name is……..

As some of you know, I’m …………..

I am responsible for…………..

I’m here in my function as ……

I’m the ……………… in charge of ………..

 

 

In context

§         As you probably know, I'm responsible for Quality Control.

§         For those who don’t know me, my name’s Carol King, and I'm in charge of the Maintenance Department.

§         I think most of you know me. For those who don't, I'm Neil Crosby, the HR Manager of the company.

§         I'm Bill Smith, the Factory Manager in charge of the plant you'll be seeing today.

§         Let me introduce myself.  I’m Pat Ashford from the production department

§         My name is Peter Jones and I'm the Sales Manager for Latin America.

 

 

1.1.3      Introducing participants to each other or to the audience

 

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…, I’d like you to meet…

Have you met?


I’m pleased to introduce ……… to you.
Let me hand you over to….

 

 

In context

§         Do you all know each other?

§         Has everybody met?

§         I think we all know each other.

§         Sílvio, do you know Max?

§         Some of you might not know Paula. She's from our plant in Mexico.

 

 

§      I have the greatest pleasure in introducing Ms. Rita Hayworth from the Logistics department.

§      Now let me hand you over to George Sand. As some of you may already know, he has carried out a lot of research on this project.

§      So, that's enough from me. Now, it's time to hand you over to Terry. As you all know, Terry is a specialist in communication systems.

 

 

 

 

More on Introductions in the Tips section

 

1.2        Introducing the presentation

 

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The purpose / aim / objective of this presentation is to…

Our goal is to determine how/the best way to…

What I want to show you is…

My objective is to…

Today I’d like to give you an overview of…

Today I’ll be showing you / reporting on…

I’d like to update you on / inform you about…

During the next few hours we’ll be…

 

 

In context

§         As you can see from the program, I'm going to be talking about sales forecasts.

§         Before we start the tour, I'd like to give you a brief presentation about the company.

§         I'd like to speak briefly about cost reduction.

§         I'd like to spend a few minutes of your time looking back over the year.

§         The aim of my talk is to point out the importance of team-building.

§         The subject/theme of my talk today is the new mold.

§         This morning I'm going to explain how to increase efficiency.

§         Today I'm going to talk about time management.

More on Introducing your topic in the Tips section

 

1.3        Organizational details

1.3.1      talking about timing

 

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My presentation will take about …………..

It will take about ……….. minutes to cover these issues.

This won’t take more than…

 

 

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§         I'll be speaking to you for about 20 minutes.

§         My talk will last about 15 minutes and I'll be using the Flip chart.

§         My talk will last about 10 minutes.

§         The presentation will last all morning, but don't worry; there will be two coffee breaks.

§         We break for lunch at 12.30 and start again this afternoon at 2.30.

 

 

1.3.2      talking about handouts

 

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Does everybody have a handout / brochure / copy of the report?
Please, take on and pass them on.

Don’t worry about taking notes. I’ve put all the important statistics on a handout for you.

I’ll be handing out copies of the slides at the end of my talk.

I can email the PowerPoint presentation to anybody who wants it.

 

 

In context

§         At the end, I'll be distributing handouts, so you don't need to take notes.

§         Oh, and don’t worry about taking notes. I’ll be handing out copies of the PowerPoint slides.

 

 

1.3.3      talking about questions

 

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There will be time for questions after my presentation.

We will have about ……  minutes for questions in the question and answer period.

If you have any questions, feel free to interrupt me at any time.

Feel free to ask questions at anytime during my talk.

 

 

In context

§         Feel free to ask questions.

§         Feel free to interrupt.

§         I'll be happy to answer questions as we go along.

§         Please stop me if you don't understand.

 

 

§         Are there any questions, before I go on?

 

 

§         At the end of my talk, I'll invite you to ask questions.

§         I'd rather we kept questions to the end.

§         If you don't mind, we'll leave questions till the end.

§         If you have questions, I'll do my best to answer them at the end.

§         Now there's quite a lot to cover, so I'd be grateful if you'd hold any questions until the end of my talk.

 

 

1.4        Getting the audience’s attention

1.4.1      Saying why your topic is relevant for your audience

 

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Today’s topic is of particular interest to those of you/us who…

My talk is particularly relevant to those of you/us who…

My topic is/will be very important for you because…

By the end of this talk you will be familiar with…

 

 

In context

§         I know some of you have come a long way so we aim to make your tour both interesting and worthwhile.

§         This will help to put the production side of the business into context.

§         This is important in understanding the way this process was designed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also in the Tips section

 

How to deal with Nervousness

 

 

 

 

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