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

- Signposting each item
- Supporting
- Exploring
- Focusing
- Analysing
- Giving Explanations
- Presenting solutions with “what”
- 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

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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.