Making a presentation: language and phrases (3)

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9. Finishing and thanking

  • Thank you for your attention.
  • That brings the presentation to an end.
  • That brings us to the end of my presentation.
  • Finally, I’d like to finish by thanking you (all) for your attention.
  • Finally, I’d like to end by thanking you (all) for coming today.
  • I’d like to thank you (all) for your attention and interest.

10. Inviting questions

  • If anyone has any questions, I’ll be pleased to answer them.
  • If anyone has any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them.
  • If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask them now.
  • If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask them and I’ll do my best to answer.

Other useful phrases

Referring to a previous point made

  • As I mentioned earlier … .
  • As we saw earlier … .
  • You may recall that we said … .
  • You may recall that I explained … .

Dealing with (difficult) questions

  • I’ll come back to that question later if I may.
  • I’ll / We’ll come back to that question later in my presentation.
  • I’ll / We’ll look at that point in more detail later on.
  • Perhaps we can look at that point at the end / a little later.

More phrases and key presentation language

word, phrase meaning, function
briefly ‘very quickly’
take a look at ‘look at’
take a brief look at ‘quickly look at’
return to ‘go back’, ‘explain again’
I’ll outline ‘I will explain’
here we can see to draw attention to a specific point on a slide
as you can see here to draw attention to a specific point on a slide
(let’s) move on to to start a new subject
(let’s) continue with to start a new subject
(let’s) continue by looking at to start a new subject
to illustrate this point when giving an example
let’s, we can, we will using ‘we’ and ‘us’ instead of ‘I’ connects you to your audience

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