Making Better
Presentations
in English
by
Andrew D. Miles

Making Better Presentations in English
by A. D. Miles
1. SIGNAL THE START
Start your speech with a phrase that catches the
public’s attention.
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Right ladies and gentlem...
2. INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Mention your name, position and where you
come from.
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I’d like to introduce myself. I am Steve...
3. …OR SOMEONE ELSE
Always ask people how they would like to be
introduced.
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I’d like you to meet Dr Grant. She’s ...
4. EXPRESS PURPOSE
Start by saying why you’re here.
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I’m here today to…
What I’d like to do is…
My objective is to...
5. LIST TOPICS
Make a list of the points you’ll talk about.
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Firstly
To start
Secondly
Initially
Primarily

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6. INTRODUCE TOPIC ONE
Open every topic with an introduction.
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I’d like to review…
I want to go over…
We are going...
7. LINK EFFECT TO CAUSE
Use these expressions if you want to
highlight the effect over the cause.
The loss was due to negl...
8. LINK CAUSE TO EFFECT
Use these expressions if you want to
highlight the cause over the effect.
Mismanagement led to los...
9. EXPLAIN GRAPHS
Use these expressions to describe graphic aids.
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I´d like you to see this graph. It shows…
Pleas...
10. DESCRIBE TRENDS
Use these expressions to talk about
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Increase
Accumulate
Boost
Escalate
Hike
Raise
R...
11. EXPRESS PROBABILITY
Use these expressions to express certainty.
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Surety: sure, definite, doubtless, inevitab...
12. COMPARE IDEAS
Use these expressions to describe contrast.

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But
However
Nevertheless
Nonetheless
Althoug...
13. REINFORCE IDEAS
Use these expressions to emphasize ideas.
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Furthermore
in addition
as well as
Besides
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14. EXPRESS OPINION
Use these expressions to give your opinion.
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My opinion is
I would say
In my view
It seems...
15. RECOMMEND / REJECT
Give support

I urge you to
approve
 We are for the idea
 We back your point
 We support the pla...
16. FINISH THE SPEECH
Use these expressions to close your
presentation.
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Move to action:
Now’s the time to / We’d be...
17. CLOSE THE SPEECH
Use these expressions to wrap up your
speech
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Asking for questions
Have you got any query? / ...
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  1. 1. Making Better Presentations in English by Andrew D. Miles Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  2. 2. 1. SIGNAL THE START Start your speech with a phrase that catches the public’s attention.     Right ladies and gentlemen Shall we begin? Fine everybody. Let’s get started OK Guys. Are you all ready? Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  3. 3. 2. INTRODUCE YOURSELF Mention your name, position and where you come from.    I’d like to introduce myself. I am Steve Platt, Chief of Maintenance for Motorway Inc. I am Dr. Jack Smith from Barcelona. I work as a research assistant in our R&D facility. My name is John Styles. I run Riversoft’s European operations. Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  4. 4. 3. …OR SOMEONE ELSE Always ask people how they would like to be introduced.    I’d like you to meet Dr Grant. She’s the Head Surgeon at Houston Memorial Hospital. Let me introduce John Oats. He comes from the Helsinki branch and will be joining our sales team. This is Arthur Spleen, from Marketing. Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  5. 5. 4. EXPRESS PURPOSE Start by saying why you’re here.     I’m here today to… What I’d like to do is… My objective is to… My aim now is to… Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  6. 6. 5. LIST TOPICS Make a list of the points you’ll talk about.      Firstly To start Secondly Initially Primarily      Then Next Last but not least Finally To end Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  7. 7. 6. INTRODUCE TOPIC ONE Open every topic with an introduction.     I’d like to review… I want to go over… We are going to analyse… I plan to examine… Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  8. 8. 7. LINK EFFECT TO CAUSE Use these expressions if you want to highlight the effect over the cause. The loss was due to negligence.  The loss was caused by negligence.  The loss resulted from negligence.  Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  9. 9. 8. LINK CAUSE TO EFFECT Use these expressions if you want to highlight the cause over the effect. Mismanagement led to losses.  Mismanagement resulted in losses.  Mismanagement caused losses.  Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  10. 10. 9. EXPLAIN GRAPHS Use these expressions to describe graphic aids.     I´d like you to see this graph. It shows… Please observe this matrix. You’ll see that… Have a look at this model. What’s wrong with it? Let me show you a chart that summarises… Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  11. 11. 10. DESCRIBE TRENDS Use these expressions to talk about          Increase Accumulate Boost Escalate Hike Raise Rise Shoot up Swell          Decline Diminish Dip Drop Plunge Shrink Sink Slip Descend Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  12. 12. 11. EXPRESS PROBABILITY Use these expressions to express certainty.      Surety: sure, definite, doubtless, inevitable, without question, unmistakable, certain. Likelihood: Probable probable, likely, seeming, expected. Possibility: possible, conceivable, feasible. Doubt: doubtful, improbable, unlikely, questionable, remote, dubious, unsure. Impossibility: impossible, unfeasible, unrealisable, unattainable, not viable. Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  13. 13. 12. COMPARE IDEAS Use these expressions to describe contrast.        But However Nevertheless Nonetheless Although Though Despite        Despite On the other hand Even though On the contrary By contrast Conversely Even if Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  14. 14. 13. REINFORCE IDEAS Use these expressions to emphasize ideas.         Furthermore in addition as well as Besides Too Moreover Additionally likewise Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  15. 15. 14. EXPRESS OPINION Use these expressions to give your opinion.       My opinion is I would say In my view It seems to me that From my angle I see it as Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  16. 16. 15. RECOMMEND / REJECT Give support I urge you to approve  We are for the idea  We back your point  We support the plan  I would go ahead  I’ll stand by you.  Hold back support I’d deny support  I would eliminate  We should reject  We must rule out  We ought to discard  Let’s refuse  Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  17. 17. 16. FINISH THE SPEECH Use these expressions to close your presentation.    Move to action: Now’s the time to / We’d better move. Refer back to…: Going back to our figures / As I said before Summarise: To sum up / To recapitulate Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
  18. 18. 17. CLOSE THE SPEECH Use these expressions to wrap up your speech     Asking for questions Have you got any query? / Would you like to ask? Thanking Thank you for / It’s been a pleasure to Introduce the next speaker Now, I’ll leave you with / I’d like to introduce Say goodbye Goodbye / Good afternoon, everyone Making Better Presentations in English by A. D. Miles
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