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September 01, 2005

Presentation tips: transitional phrases

Here is the first in a series of weekly presentation tips from Bylingo.

Today’s tip will be on when and how to use transitional phrases.

Firstly, what are transitional phrases? Well they are specific phrases and words that help your speech or presentation to flow smoothly and stay on topic.

Here are a few example sentences to get you started:

To begin with I'd like to introduce myself.
Moving on, I want to talk about Bylingo pod casts.
Next I will focus on the many ways to study English.
Finally, I would like to give you Bylingo’s contact info...

Transitional phrases always come at the beginning of a sentence. They are very useful when you want to switch topics or introduce a new topic in your presentation or speech. The more transitional phrases you use in your speech or presentation the more your presentation or speech will sound well organized and professional.

Here is a list of some common transitional phrases:

To begin with…
To start…
Firstly…
Most importantly…
Secondly, thirdly…
Next…
Moving on…
Additionally…
Further more…
To continue
In conclusion…
To finish…
Finally…

Posted by Marcus at September 1, 2005 05:01 PM

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