When giving a presentation in English, it is important to take some points into consideration in order to convey the content to the listener. Since the points may be different from the your first language presentation, I would like to keep in mind the techniques and phrases that can be used only in the English presentation.
Here, we will introduce points to be aware of in English presentations and phrases that are easy to use for each scene.
What are the tips for presenting in English?
First, let's take a look at the key points for a successful presentation in English, such as tips for creating a manuscript and how to convey it when giving a presentation.
Create in English from the beginning
When creating an English presentation manuscript, make it in English from the beginning to convey the nuances of English accurately.
In other cultures in the business scene, there are expressions and clichés of greetings peculiar such as "Thank you for your help" and "Thank you for your hard work". However, if you try to convey them in English, it will be difficult to convey the meaning. It is not necessary to convey such greetings in English. To avoid waste in the presentation, it is better to write the manuscript in English from the beginning.
State first from the conclusion
The content and conclusions you want to convey the most should be stated first. By showing the conclusion first, the listener can hear the presentation based on the conclusion, which makes it easier to understand the content.
In addition, English is a language in which "who" and "what" can be easily communicated because verbs are often stated first in grammar. Therefore, it will be easy to state the conclusions in the presentation and what you want to convey most at the beginning.
Use simple english
Try to use as simple English as possible for your English presentation. Also, pay attention to English words that have different nuances from your native language. There are many words that are used casually or translated without problems in dictionaries, but have different nuances between English.
Tips on how to speak in an English presentation
From here, let's take a look at the tips on how to speak in an English presentation.
- Speak with confidence
- Speak confidently and clearly because it is not your mother tongue. For many people, English is a language they don't usually use, so if you don't speak it consciously and clearly, it's harder to hear than you think.
- It is also important to be careful not to read sticks and to speak sharply. Sometimes I see people who look at a memo and speak to the memo instead of the audience. Avoid this.
- The voice is loud
- If you are not confident, your voice will be quiet, but a quiet voice is NG. Speak clearly and loudly, conscious of telling the other person properly. If the listener cannot hear the important words, they will not be able to understand what they want to convey in the presentation. If you don't have a loud voice, talk with the intention of reaching the person sitting at the back.
- Speak slowly
- Be careful not to speak so fast. If you're worried that you'll be quick, it's a good idea to be aware of how long it will take when practicing your English presentation.
- Practicing an English presentation is very important. You can improve the quality of your presentation by practicing many times, from the first greeting to the end of the presentation. However, if you practice too much, you may get used to it, and on the contrary, you may speak too fast, so be careful. Also, not all listeners are accustomed to listening to a presentation. Let's talk about telling the other person accurately rather than ending the presentation early.
- Speak with gestures
- Many people make presentations in the style of reading the manuscript aloud while standing or sitting in a certain place. However, for English presentations, it is recommended that you try to move by gesturing. Depending on the speed of the words, you can add a larger body language than usual. By doing so, you will be able to speak naturally, with inflection and self-confidence, while attracting the listener.
- Use eye contact well
- Let's talk firmly while making eye contact with the listener. However, you don't have to be in eye contact all the time. If you stare at the same person all the time, the other person may feel uncomfortable, so sometimes shift your gaze to another person.
A collection of phrases that can be used for each scene and presentation
From here, we will introduce phrases for each scene that can be used in English presentations. Let's divide it into six scenes: "greeting / self-introduction", "introduction to presentation", "main theory of presentation", "conclusion of presentation", "question and answer", and "closing of presentation".
Scene 1 Greetings and self-introduction
A simple greeting or self-introduction phrase before the presentation.
- Hello, everyone.
- Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
- Hello everyone.
- Good morning, everyone.
- Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
- Now, let’s begin.
- Let's get started.
- So let's get started.
- My name is ________.
- My name is ________.
- I am from ________.
- I belong to ________.
- I belong to ________.
- I'm delighted to be here today.
- I am very happy to be here today.
- Thank you very much for coming today.
- I would like to thank you all for attending my presentation today.
- Thank you for visiting my presentation today.
Scene 2 Introduction to the presentation
In the introduction of the presentation, we will introduce the theme and contents, and tell you the time required for the presentation.
Introduction of presentation theme and contents
- Today, I'll be talking about ________.
- I'd like to talk to you today about ________.
- Today I would like to talk about.
- The purpose of today’s presentation is to talk about our new project.
- The purpose of today's presentation is to talk about new projects.
- The presentation has been divided into three parts.
- This presentation is divided into three parts.
- There are three things I’d like to cover today.
- Today, I have three things to tell you.
- First, ________. Then, ________. Finally, ________.
- Firstly, ________. Secondly, ________. Last of all/Lastly, ________.
- First, ... Next, ... Finally, it is.
About the time required for the presentation
- I will be speaking for about an hour.
- I will talk for about an hour.
- The presentation will last around 30 minutes.
- My presentation will be about 30 minutes.
Scene 3 The main theory of the presentation
Let's look at the phrases that can be used in the main part of the presentation.
Introduction to this paper
- I'd like to begin by explaining the current situation.
- Let's start with an explanation of our current situation.
Refer to the data
- Let's look at some numbers.
- Let's look at the sales figures.
- Let's have a look at this data.
- Please see this data.
- This graph shows ________.
- As you can see from this graph.
- Looking at this data, we can see that ________.
- From this data, you can see that.
- Moving on to the next topic, ________
- Let's move on to the next topic.
- As you are aware, ________.
- As you know, it is.
- ～ is a primary factor.
- Is a factor.
- Another factor is ________.
- Another factor is.
- The point at issue is ________.
- The problem is ...
- Let me give you some examples.
- Let me give you some examples.
Scene 4 Presentation Conclusion
This phrase is used to state the conclusion of the presentation. You can use it to make a conclusion at the beginning of your presentation.
- We’re reaching the end of today's presentation.
- This is the end of today's presentation.
- Just to give a brief summary of what we have covered ～.
- Let me tell you the point.
- Before wrapping up, I'd like to round up the main points.
- Before summarizing the story, let me summarize the main points.
Scene 5 Q & A
In most presentations, there will be a Q & A session. Let's look at phrases that can be used when you want to ask questions.
- At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.
- After the presentation is over, we will have a question and answer session.
- Are there any comments or questions about any of the points I discussed?
- Do you have any comments or questions about what I said?
Scene 6 Closing the presentation
Finally, let's check the phrases that can be used to close the presentation.
- That's all for today’s presentation.
- That's it for my presentation.
- That brings us to the end of the presentation. Thank you for listening.
- This concludes my presentation, thank you for your attention.
- I’d like to thank you for taking the time to attend today.
- Thank you for your time today.
Let's increase the withdrawal of phrases for presentations
We have introduced tips for English presentations and phrases you should know. Most of the phrases often used in presentations are a combination of simple and easy-to-use words, so I would like to remember some different phrases with similar meanings.
Increase the number of phrase drawers so that you can give your English presentation with confidence.