Presentations are very common in academic and work settings, and they can be a bit challenging.
Here you can find some sentence starters that will help you organize your ideas to sound professional and fluent.
1 Greeting the Audience
- Good morning/ good afternoon/ good evening everyone
- Welcome to my presentation
- If you don’t know me, my name is …
- I work/ study in … department/ program/ lab
- I’d like to thank you all for coming today
- It’s a great pleasure to be here with you today
2 Introducing the topic
- Today I’m going to talk about/ show you …
- I’m here today to present…
- What I want to talk about today is…
- As you can see on the screen, our topic today is…
- I’ve divided my presentation into three main parts
- As you can see from the agenda/ outline I’ll be talking about…
- Before we begin I want to point out that all the slides/ the proposal/ the final report will be sent to you by (day) at (time)
- I’ll be handing out copies of the slides at the end of my presentation
- I can email the PowerPoint presentation to anyone who would like it
- I would like to start by (+ing verb) …
3 Connecting your ideas
- First, I would like to talk about/ show you …
- First, I’d like to give you an overview of….
- Next, I’ll focus on… and then ….
- What I am going to focus next is…
- This leads directly to my next point
- This brings us to the next point/question
- Let’s now move on to/turn to…
- Then I’ll go on to highlight what I see as the main points of….
- Finally, I’d like to address the problem of…
4 Highlighting important information
- One thing that I want to stress is…
- I’d like to stress/highlight/emphasize the following points…
- The interesting/significant/important thing about…. is….
5 Summarizing ideas
- Before I move on, I’d like to recap the main points
- Let me briefly summarize the main issues
- I’d like to summarize what I’ve said so far…
6 Describing visuals
- As you can see here, …
- Now, let’s look at/let’s have a look at/take a look at/
- As the graph/table shows/indicates…
- From Table/ Figure … we can see/conclude/show/estimate/calculate/infer that…
- The chart/ graph compares…
- Well, this brings me to the end of my presentation/talk
- That covers just about everything I wanted to say about…
- Thank you for your attention
8 Questions and comments
- If you have any questions, I am happy to answer them
- Are there any questions?
- If you have any questions, I’d be pleased to answer them.
- And now I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have
9 If there are some technical problems
- I’m sorry about the (tech/sound) problem. Ex. I’m sorry about the slow connection
- Thanks for bearing with me = Thanks for your patience
- It will be just one moment
- I apologize for not having enough time/ handouts/ chairs/ samples
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Thanks so much for thin material Teacher
You are very welcome Luisaura 🙂