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  1. Simplifying
  2. Stressing Key Words
  3. Dramatic Language
  4. Contrasts
  5. Adding Ideas
  6. Going Offtopic
  7. Returning back to the topic
  8. Ending a point
  9. Moving to next speaker
  10. Taking Questions
  11. Ending
Simplifying

To be honest…/Frankly speaking…
Basically…/To put it simply…
Believe me…

Stressing key words

Auxiliary verbs- do/does/did
We did achieve many things last year.
It does seem to be the best solution.
We did think very carefully about this.

I agree, it is important.
We have tried repeatedly, believe me.
There is a lot of room for improvement.

Using dramatic language

A total/absolute/complete disaster!!!
A great/outstanding/remarkable success!!
Completely/ totally unacceptable!

Absolutely/Quite brilliant!
Astounding / surprising results!
Fantastic / Incredible!

Mini test

Your boss says: “You didn’t watch the presentation, did you?”

  1. Explain truthfully that you didn’t
  2. Reply using emphasis that you did
  3. You reply: “Of course, I did and it was ______” (Use dramatic language)
Contrasting for effect

Actually…/In fact…/In reality…/The truth is that…
Yesterday it was easy. Today it is far more difficult.

Adding ideas

In addition to this…/Moreover…
However…
Despite this…
So…/Therefore…/ Consequently

Moving to other areas/offtopic

By the way…/Incidentally…
If I could just digress for a second…
I would like to look at… in passing.

Returning back

Let me now return to…
Let me now come back to…
OK, coming back to…

Ending your point

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…

Moving to next point

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…

Moving to next speaker

Now I will pass you over to /hand over to Joe.

Now, I’d like to hand you to my colleague

And now, Andy will talk to you about X

Let’s move to the next part, my colleague Andy will now take over.

Now here’s Andy to talk about the next point.

Thank you Terry

Taking questions

Are there any questions or comments on that?

Would anyone like to raise / ask a question at this point?

John, did that answer the question you had about…?

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