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THE MAIN PART

OF A
PRESENTATION

Designed by: PEE

Telkom University 2018


Main Part of a Presentation

1. • Briefly state your topic again


2. • Explain your objective(s)
3. • Signal the beginning of each part
4. • Talk about your topic
5. • Signal the end of each part
6. • Highlight the main points
7. • Outline the main ideas in bullet-point form
• Tell listeners you’ve reached the end of the main
8. part
Giving the Presentation
- Signposting -
‘Signposting’ phrases are used to help guiding
the audience through a presentation.

1. Saying what is coming


- In this part of my presentation, I’d like to
talk about …
- So, let me first give you a brief overview.
Giving the Presentation
- Signposting -
2. Moving to the next point
- This brings us to my next point.
- Let’s now move on/turn to …
- After examining this point, let’s turn to …
- Let’s now take a look at …

3. Indicating the end of a section


- This brings me to the end of my first point.
- So, that’s the background on …
- That’s all I wanted to say about …
Giving the Presentation
- Signposting -
4. Referring Back
- As I said/mentioned earlier, …
- Let me come back to what I said before …
- Let’s go back to what we were discussing earlier.
- As I’ve already explained, …
- As I pointed out in the first section, …

5. Summarizing a point
- Before I move on, I’d like to summarize the main points.
- Let me briefly summarize the main issues.
- I’d like to summarize what I’ve said so far.
Giving the Presentation
-Talking about Difficult Issues-
 I think we first need to identify the problem.
 Of course we’ll have to clarify a few points before we start.
 We will have to deal with the problem of ...
 How shall we cope with …?
 The question is: Why don’t we tackle the distribution
problems?
 If we don’t solve this problem now, we’ll get into serious
trouble soon.
 We will have to take care of this problem now.
Giving the Presentation
-Referring to other Points-
 I’d like to mention some critical points in
connection with/concerning …
 There are a few problems regarding …
 With respect/regard to prices, we need more
details.
 According to the survey, our customers are
unhappy with this product.
Giving the Presentation
-Adding Ideas-
 In addition to this, I’d like to say that …
 Moreover / Furthermore, there are other
interesting facts we should take a look at.
 As well as that, we can …
 Apart from being too expensive, this model is also
too big.
 To increase sales we need a new strategy plus more
people.
Using a Verb
 I’d like to stress the following point.
 I’d like to draw your attention to the latest figures.
 I’d like to emphasize that our market position is
excellent.

Using What
 What is really important is how much we are
prepared to invest.
 What we should do is talk about intercultural
problems.
Rhetorical Questions
 So, just how good are the results?
 So, where do we go from here?
 Why do I say that? Because…

Adverb + Adjective Construction


 It would be completely wrong to
change our strategy at this point.
 We compared the two offers and found
the first one totally unacceptable.
 I think this fact is extremely important.
How you say something is often just as
important as what you say. You can
use your voice and the way you stress
words or make pauses in sentences to
make your presentation more
interesting and easier for the audience
to follow.
By emphasizing particular words or parts of words you create
certain effects. Notice how you can change the meaning of a
sentence by putting the stress on a different word.

 We all know that this is an extremely difficult market.


(It’s more than just difficult)
 We all know that this is an extremely difficult market.
(you and I agree on this)
 We all know that this is an extremely difficult market.
(but they don’t)
You can use pauses to slow your pace down and make your
sentences easier to understand. Group words into phrases
according to their meaning and make pauses between the phrases.

 In my opinion we should go into other markets.


 In my opinion // we should go // into other markets.

 On the other hand, the figures prove that we are on the right
track.
 On the other hand, // the figures prove // that we are on the right
track.
Reference

Comfort, J., Effective Presentations, Oxford


University Press, 2004.
Grussendorf, M., English for Presentation: Express
Series, Oxford University Press, 2007.