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05 To sum up

Page history last edited by Béatrice H. Alves 11 years, 1 month ago

 

 

 

 

5. To sum up…


 

5.1  Signaling the end of the  presentation

 

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Well, this brings me to the end of my presentation

Thank you all for listening.

OK, I think that’s everything I wanted to say.

As a final point, I’d like to…

I’m now nearing the end of my talk.

In context

  • I'd just like to summarize the main part of my presentation.
  • I'd like to end by emphasizing the urgency of all these problems.
  • I'd like to finish off by running through the main points again.
  • Let me make one final point.
  • Well, I’m now approaching the end of my talk.

 

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5.2  Summarizing the main points

 

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Before I stop, let me go over the key issues again.

Just to summarize the main points of my talk..

I’d like to run through my main points again…

To conclude / In conclusion, I’d like to…

To sum up (then), we…

In context

§         I'd just like to summarize the main part of my presentation.

§         I'd like to finish off by running through the main points again.

§         If I may briefly summarize the pros and cons.

§         Let me come back to the key issue.

§         OK, I’d now like to highlight the key figures.

§         There are two main conclusions to what I just said.

 

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5.3  Making recommendations

 

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We’d suggest…

We’d therefore recommend that we…

In my opinion, we should…

What I’d like to suggest is…

In context

§         Based on the figures we have, it is clear that we must act quickly.

§         I propose the following policy.

§         I suggest that we work together with our Japanese partners.

§         In my opinion, we need a new purchase strategy

§         Our proposal is to audit the process.

§         We recommend changing suppliers.

§         We urge you to consider closing the plant in the South.

§         What I suggest is moving our purchase department to São Paulo.

 

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5.4  Effective conclusion strategies

 

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After all, isn’t that …?

Let me just finish with a question: …?

What conclusion can we draw from this?

So, what does this mean?

So, just how good are the results?

So, how are we going to deal with this?

So, where do go from here?

Why do I say that? Because…

As … once said, …

To quote a well-known person, …

To put it in the words of …, …

Remember what I said at the beginning of my talk today? Well, …

Let me just go back to the story I told you earlier. Remember, …

So that’s the plan. Now let’s go and put it into practice!

So now, it’s your turn.

Now let’s make a real effort to achieve this goal.

 

 

Using questions

In context

·          After all, isn’t that why we’re here?

·          Let me just finish with a question: If we don’t do it, won’t somebody else?

·          So, do we really want to miss this opportunity?

 

 

Quoting a well-know person

In context

·          As Bill Clinton once said, ‘You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.’

·          To put it in the words of Albert Einstein, ‘In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.’

·          To quote a well-known person, ‘Often you have to rely on intuition.’

 

 

Referring back to the beginning

In context

·          Let me just go back to the story I told you earlier. Remember, the presenter at Houston seminar? Well, he is now CEO of an IT company.

·          Remember what I said at the beginning of my talk today about upgrading? Well, I think that if it worked for them, it will work for us.

 

 

Calling the audience to action

In context

·          Now let’s make a real effort to get this certification all together.

·          So now, it’s your turn to set up a meeting with the firefighters.

·          So that’s the plan. Now let’s design a new floor plan and discuss it next week!

 

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5.5  Ending the presentation

 

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§         I hope that this was useful for you.

§         I'm now going to pass round some handouts.

§         Thank you for listening.

§         Thank you for your attention.

§         That brings me to the end of my talk.

§         That completes my talk.

§         That concludes my presentation.

§         You can contact me by e-mail.

 

 

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