Business English

 

Useful phrases
In this section, you will find a number of phrases or language items. You are not expected to use them all in every presentation you give. You don’t have to learn them either. What you should do is to check that you can use at least one phrase from each section. 
 
1. Introduction
Getting the audience’s attention
• Good/Right/Well.
• Shall/ Can we start?
 
Saying Hello
• Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
• Good afternoon everyone.
• Good afternoon fellow colleagues
 
Expressing purpose
• My purpose/objective/aim today is …..
• What I would like to do this morning is ……
• I’m here today to …
• The subject of my presentation is …
• The theme of my talk is …
 
Signposting
• This talk is divided into four parts: firstly, … etc.
• Let me begin with/To start with/Firstly, I’d like to look at ….
• Then/Secondly, I’ll be talking about …
• Thirdly, ….
• My fourth point will be about ….
• Finally, I’ll be looking at ….
 
Inviting questions
• If anyone has any questions, please feel free to interrupt me at any time.
• If you have any questions, please stop me at any time, and I will be happy to answer them.
• Please stop me at any time if you have any questions.
 
Discouraging questions
• At the end of my talk, there will be a question and answer session. I would  appreciate it if you could keep your questions until then.
• I’d ask you to save your questions for the end.
• I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have at the end of my presentation.
 
4. Useful Phrases: Questions                                       
 
 
 

 Oral Presentations: Preparation 

 Oral Presentations: Delivery

 Oral Presentations: Vocabulary

 Oral Presentations: Question and Answer Session