25 Phrases For Presenting In English | How To Give A Presentation In English (Business English)

Lesson summary

In this English lesson you will learn how to present in English and give a presentation in English using business English phrases.

Video transcript

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you very much! Good morning everybody and thank you for being with me here today. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Shane and I am an English teacher from Australia. Hey! What’s wrong with Australia?

 

Now this presentation is designed to teach you how to give a presentation in English. You will learn what to say from the start of your presentation all the way until the end of your presentation. This presentation will have eight parts.

 

You will learn how to welcome your audience, introduce yourself, say what’s in your presentation, introduce the first topic, give examples, start a new topic summarize and conclude your presentation.

 

Part 1

Okay we’ll go back to Shane in a minute. Now as Shane said, the first thing you need to do when you’re doing a presentation is welcome your audience. So you should always say ‘Good morning’ to start your presentation but if it’s in the afternoon, say ‘Good afternoon’ and if it’s in the evening, say ‘Good evening’.

 

After that it’s really nice to thank your audience for coming to your presentation. Let’s watch Shane welcome his audience right now. Good morning everyone and thank you for taking the time to come to this presentation today.

 

Part 2

After you welcome your audience, you should introduce yourself so your audience knows who you are. There are a few different ways to do this. Number one. ‘For those of you who don’t know me, I’m …’ and then you say your name. Number two. Let me start by saying a few words about myself. ‘I’m …’ and then you say your name. Number three. ‘My name is …’ and then you say your name and ‘I’m a …’ and then you say your job ‘at …’ and then you say which company or which place. Now let’s watch Shane introduce himself.

 

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Shane and I am an English teacher at English Understood. Let me first start by saying a few words about myself. My name is Shane and I’m an English teacher at English Understood. I have been helping students learn English for more than seven years. My name is Shane and I am an English teacher at English Understood.

 

Part 3

Awesome! Now your audience feels welcome and they know who you are. Now you need to tell your audience what you’re going to talk about to make them feel excited. You should always give a one sentence summary of what your presentation is going to be about. You can use the phrase ‘This talk is designed to …’ and then you say what your talk is about.

 

After that you should give a one sentence summary of each of your main points. For example, ‘First I’d like to talk about …’ and then you say point one. ‘Second I’d like to explain/show/illustrate …’ and then you say point two. ‘And finally I’d like to explain/show/tell you about …’ and then you say point three. Now let’s watch Shane tell you what he is going to be talking about.

 

This talk is designed to get you to think about which came first. The chicken or the egg? First I’m going to talk about the difference between a chicken and an egg. Secondly we will talk about what if the egg came first. And finally we will talk about what if the chicken came first.

 

Part 4

Wow! I am definitely excited to hear about that presentation. What did come first? The chicken or the egg? What do you think? Comment down below. After you have told your audience what you’re going to be talking about, now it’s time to actually talk about it. There are three basic phrases that you can use to start your first topic.

 

Number one. Let’s begin! Number two. I’d like to begin by talking about or showing you … And number three. Let’s start with … Let’s go back to Shane and see what he has to say. Let’s begin! I’d like to begin by talking about the difference between the chicken and the egg. Let’s start with the difference between the chicken and the egg.

 

Mini review

We have learned a lot of new phrases today so let’s quickly review them. The phrases will be on the screen for five seconds and then we will continue with the lesson.

 

Part 5

Okay you have started your first topic but now you want to give some examples or show some charts or graphs. If you don’t know, a chart is a drawing which can show information like you see on the screen right now. Now a graph is a picture which shows you how two sets of information relate to each other like you can see on the screen right now.

 

You can use the following phrases to show some examples to support what you are saying in your presentation. Number one. To illustrate … Number two. As you can see on this chart/graph/picture … Number three. This chart/graph/picture shows that … Number four. This chart/graph/picture confirms what I said before about … Now let’s go back to Shane and watch him do it.

 

Firstly I would like to show you this report which was published in 2012 that shows you the difference between a chicken and an egg. As you can see on this chart, it shows that 70% of people think the chicken came first. This graph here shows that a chicken is normally in the egg for 21 days before it hatches. This picture that you can see right here confirms what I said before about chickens enjoying spending time together.

 

Part 6

You’ve talked about your first topic. Now you want to move on to your next topic. Two phrases you can use to do this are ‘Now let’s move on to the next topic which is …’ And number two. Now let’s turn to … Let’s watch Shane change topics. Now let’s move on to the next topic which is what if the egg came first. Now let’s turn to what if the egg came first.

 

Part 7

Okay now you have talked about all of your topics so now it’s time to summarize. You need to say the most important points from your speech again. You can start by saying ‘So that brings me to the end of this presentation.’ Today we talked about … points. The first point was … And finally we talked about … Now let’s watch Shane summarize for us.

 

So that brings me to the end of this presentation. Today we talked about 3 points. The first point was the difference between a chicken and an egg. And finally we talked about what if the chicken came first. We are almost there.

 

Part 8

The last thing you need to do is to conclude your presentation. You need to finish your presentation in a very interesting way. One of the most basic phrases to do this is ‘To conclude, I would like to say that …’ and then you say something interesting. You can also say ‘Before I finish today, I’d like to leave you with a final thought’ and then you ask a question or you can give a very interesting quote. And the final thing to say is ‘Thank you for listening and if you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.’

 

Shane is just concluding his speech right now. To conclude, I’d like to say that this question has confused people since the start of time. Before we finish today, I’d like to leave you with two questions. Number one. If the chicken came first how did the chicken get here with no egg? If the egg came first, how did the egg get here with no chicken? Thank you so much for listening to my presentation today and if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them.

 

Revision

Now let’s quickly look at those phrases again and after that I have a little challenge for you.

 

Challenge

In the comments below, I want you to write one part of a presentation. Think about a topic and write four sentences on that topic. I can’t wait to read your answer and I will see you in the next video. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you very much! Thank you for watching today guys and I will see you in the next video.

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