THE LANGUAGE OF PRESENTATION

The following steps are simple guide for you to have presentation in English.

1. Greeting the audience – Calling for attention
Give the audience a signal that you’re ready to start. Take advantage
of these few words to find your position and adapt your voice to the size
of the room. Example:
– Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
– Good afternoon everyone. Shall we begin?
– Ladies and gentlemen. Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here with you today.
– Good afternoon. If everybody’s ready, I think we can begin now.

2. Introducing yourself and your company
Introduce yourself and your company. Be sure to mention the key elements of your company: its main activities, its size, its location, etc. Example:
– Let me introduce myself first. I’m Syukri Slamet.
– I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Teguh Handoyo from T&H Engineering.
– Before I begin, let me tell you a little about myself. I’m ….
– I am Yulihastuti and currently I am working for BNI Central Java Regional Office.

Example of Step 1 and 2:
– Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to be here with you today. First, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Yulihastuti from BNI Central Java Regional Office.

3. Stating the purpose of a talk – giving a short introduction
Begin by telling the audience why you are there. Example:
– My purpose today is to …..
– What I want to do this afternoon is to …..
– My objective today is to …..
– I’m here today to …..
– My talk today will deal with ……
– My presentation this morning will concern primarily …..
– This afternoon, I’d like to cover two topics of interest to the automobile
– industry, …..
– My purpose today is to give a detailed analysis of …..
– My talk today will deal primarily with ……

To make an overview, choose a sequencer:
First of all, Next, Finally,
To begin with, Then, Last of all,
To start with, Later, In the final part,
First(ly), Subsequently,
Second(ly), After that,

4. Calling for questions
Invite your audience to ask questions. Examples:
– And now if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them for you.
– If you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them in the time we have remaining.
– I hope that was clear. If you do have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them.
– This a complex subject. There are probably many things that are still not
– clear. I welcome any questions you may have.
– Thank you for being so attentive. I’d like to give you the chance to express yourselves now. If you have any questions or would like to have some points clarified, please feel free.

5. Conclusion and Closing
It signals that you’re arriving at the conclusion early on. Doing so leads to increased attention in the audience. Use key words like:
– To conclude …
– In conclusion …
– As a conclusion ….
– This brings me to the end of my presentation this afternoon.

Close the meeting by saying “thank you”.

Comments

comments

Comments are closed.

More in My academic papers (4 of 18 articles)


On Line English Discussion (OLED) via Facebook to Provide Learners with more Opportunities to Use English Language in an Academic ...