- Acknowledging the audience
- Introducing yourself
- Defining the objective
- Verbs to use
- Structure signposting
Some of these phrases are similar to the ones in meetings so check that page for variations.
1. Acknowledging the audience
Hello everyone, good morning / I hope you’re well, etc
I know that you have all travelled a long way.
I’m very glad/happy/grateful that you could come today.
I look forward to your comments on this.
So good of you to attend
It’s nice of you to join us today
2. Introducing yourself
Hello everyone, my name is Terry
As a short personal introduction, my name is…
As some/most of you already know, I’m…
I’m in charge of/responsible for…
I’m the new Managing Director.
GOOD: Hello my name is Andy and this is Terry.
NOT GOOD: (face to face) Hello, this is Terry
NOTE – GOOD: (on the telephone): Hello, this is Terry.
Quick Test on parts 1+2
Hello everyone, my ______ is Terry, I’m the _____________ of blabla (company).
I’m very ______ that you could come today.
Good morning, I would like to talk to you about….
Terry and I would like to talk to you about x
The aim/ topic/ objective / subject of today’s presentation is to explain/ demonstrate/ show / that x is the best solution for your business.
Today I would like to advise/explain/demonstrate how X is the best technology of 20XX
The title/subject/topic of today’s presentation/talk is…
Today, I’d like to speak about…
What I’d like to talk about is…
The objective of this presentation is to present…
The aim today is to give some background about…
For you this is an opportunity to…
Verbs to explain objectives
5. Structure Signposting
Our talk/presentation is divided / split into / made of three parts.
We have x minutes, so I would like to spend x minutes on a, then x on b, ….
The presentation will take / last x minutes
I will / would like to speak for about…minutes.
I plan to speak for about…minutes.
After part X, that will leave X minutes to examine…
We only have XX so I’d like to cover…
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask (at any time).
Please interrupt me as we go along if you have any questions.
Please keep your questions for the end = rude!
I’ll be glad/happy to take questions at the end of the/my presentation = better
8. Signposting the parts
I’ll begin/beginning with
First/ Firstly I will talk about…
Let me start by outlining the advantages of…
Let’s / let me / I will / we will begin with…
Firstly secondly thirdly
In the first part, we’ll/ let’s examine the….
then I look/ will look/ am looking at …
I’d like to finish with
We will wrap up with
Hello everyone, I’m Joe Higashi from FF LTD, here to demonstrate why our new technology is the best choice for today’s eSports managers. Made up of three parts, it won’t take more than an hour. Firstly I’ll go through the innovation and how it impacts teams for about twenty minutes, then we’ll be able to see the impact with a case study, and I’ll be happy to take any questions you have. That should leave us with ten minutes to finish with our pricing plans and summary.