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September 9, 2005

Presentation Tips #2

Today’s tip will be on the specific language that is used in presentations and speeches. Each group of phrases that we will talk about matches a function or purpose for use in presentations.

Function #1: Purpose of presentation or speech

Function #2: Opinions & Ideas

  • In my opinion…

  • We (I) believe that…

  • I feel that, I think that…

  • My idea is this…

  • Our thoughts are…

Function #3: Changing topics and Introducing a new point

  • Moving on to the next point...

  • Let’s move on…

  • Next I’d like to mention…

  • Another point is…

  • Let’s look at…

These specific functional phrases help keep your speech or presentation organized and in a sequenced order. By using functional phrases you will be able to make stronger points, and your audience will be able to follow your speech or presentation easily.

Try some of these phrases in combination with the transitional phrases from the previous presentation tips.

Posted by Kent at September 9, 2005 4:31 PM

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