In modern English, Presentations tend to be much less formal than they were even twenty years ago. Most audience these days prefer a relatively informal approach. However, there is a certain structure to the opening of a Presentation that you should observe.
- Get people’s attention
- Welcome them
- Introduce yourself
- State the purpose of your presentation
- State how you want to deal with questions
Get people’s attention
- If I could have everybody’s attention.
- If we can start.
- Perhaps we should begin?
- Let’s get started.
- Welcome to Microsoft.
- Thank you for coming today.
- Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
- On behalf of Intel, I’d like to welcome you.
- My name’s Jane Shaw. I’m responsible for travel arrangements.
- For those of you who don’t know me, my name’s Tom Stotter.
- As you know, I’m in charge of public relations.
- I’m the new Marketing Manager.
State the purpose of your presentation
- This morning I’d like to present our new processor.
- Today I’d like to discuss our failures in the Japanese market and suggest a new approach.
- This afternoon, I’d like to report on my study into the German market.
- What I want to do this morning is to talk to you about our new mobile telephone system.
- What I wanthttps://rizvivirtual.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php to do is to tell you about our successes and failures in introducing new working patterns.
- What I want to do is to show you how we’ve made our first successful steps in the potentially huge Chinese market.
State how you want to deal with questions.
- If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them as we go along.
- Feel free to ask any questions.
- Perhaps we can leave any questions you have until the end?
- There will be plenty of time for questions at the end.