Presentations 2: Points

How can we make a point? What expressions can support our arguments? How do you convince someone?

  1. Signposting each item
  2. Supporting
  3. Exploring
  4. Focusing
  5. Analysing
  6. Giving Explanations
  7. Presenting solutions with “what”
  8. Repeating

 

1.signposting Your points

We know about signposting but you can do this within the point.

Start

Beginning / to begin with (x point), let me explain…

Let me start by outlining the advantages of…

Let’s / let me / I will / we will begin with…

The end

That brings / takes us to the end of this point

To sum up / summarise ….

That summarises the point about x

This proves

Right, that’s all I wanted to say about…

OK, I think that covers everything on…

I think that deals with…

To end this point,

To finish

before we move on to …

To close this point

Moving

Now that’s done, let’s move to

moving on

let’s move on to

continuing on

This brings / takes / leads me to my next point, which is…

I’d now like to move to the next point which is….

Let’s move to…

Moving on, let’s ….

The x point is…

(Now) let’s now look at…

Now I want to turn to…

This brings me to the third and final point which is…

2. SUPPORTING a statement

Should we believe everything you say? How can we make people believe something we say?

Data shows that X is … which leads us to conclude that B is true / accurate.

Data proves that…

X is evidenced by the (study/ data/ etc) .

We can see that X is better (etc) due to the data described here (pointing at slideshow).

3. EXPLORING a list of points

In relation with/ to…
Regarding…
Concerning…
With respect to…

Mini test on parts 1-2

Delete as necessary

Data shows/demonstrates/reveals that X is …

The evidence is clear that X is more better/efficient/upper than the competition.

4. FOCUSING

I’d like to emphasise…
I’d like to stress…
I should reiterate/repeat…
It is critical/essential to understand…

5. ANALYSING

Let’s look at this more closely.
What does this mean exactly?
In other words…

6. GIVING explanations

The cause
This happened because…
This was a result of…
So…/therefore…
The result
This will result in…
This will lead to…
Consequently…/As a result…

7.PRESENTIng solutions with “what”

What we can’t do is…
What I’d like to do is…
What is really important is…

8.REPEATIng

This is a very, very difficult problem.
We thought for a long, long time about this.
We need to do something and we need to do it now.

What effect does this have?

Mini test

Using repeating, give your opinion of the last movie you saw.

Using “what”, explain what you would like to do to  improve your skills

Explain what happened as a consequence of decision.

Presentations III