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September 16, 2005

Presentation Tips #3

Today’s tip will continue to address 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 #4: Restating key points and main themes of the presentation.

Function #5: Concluding and Closing.

  • In closing I would like to say…

  • To sum up my presentation…

  • Thank you for listening today…

  • Thank you for your attention today…

Function #6: Questions from the audience.

  • Now I will take any questions.

  • Please hold your questions until the end of the presentation.

  • What is your question?

  • Did I answer you question? Did I clear that up for you? Is that what you wanted to know?

As I mentioned last week, 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. This is really important because you want to make a lasting impression with your speech or presentation. Keeping the audience focused on you and the topic you are speaking about is the number one goal of every presenter.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this week’s or any presentation tips entry please leave a comment.

Posted by Kent at September 16, 2005 5:20 PM

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