20 presentation phrases to structure your talk.

Presenting in any language can be a very stressful and nerve-racking experience. That’s why I put together this little list of useful ‘presentation phrases’ to give you a helping hand.

There are five main groups of typical presentation phrases to start, link, discuss and finish the parts of your presentation. They provide you with the perfect backbone; all you have to do is add some ‘body’ to it.

Without further ado, let’s dive into:

Introducing the topic:

“I’m going to talk about ….”

“I’ve divided into/split my presentation up into five parts …”

“First & foremost, I’d like to give you an overview of ….”

“Secondly, I’ll investigate/look into …..”

“Next, we’ll concentrate/focus on.”

“After that, I’m going to consider/deal with ……”

“Finally, I’ll draw/present my conclusions.”

“There is a handout (in front of you) on.”

Dealing with questions:

“If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them in the Q&A (questions & answers) section.”

“If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. ”

Introducing each section:

“So let’s start with / jump into..”

“Moving onto ….”

“I’d like to draw your attention to….”

“This leads me to ….

Referring backwards and forwards:

“I mentioned earlier about …”

“I’ll say more/come back to this point later.”


“That concludes my talk.”

“That brings me to the end of my presentation.”

“If you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them now.”

“Thank you for your attention.”

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I hope they will help you get started, at least. However, in today’s TED talk* culture, you may want to make it more unique, maybe add a more personal touch and, of course, be more convincing, so it stands out from the rest.

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backbone (hier: Grundgerüst), body (hier: Inhalt), without further ado (ohne weitere Umstände), nerve-racking (nervenaufreibend), to give you a helping hand (jdm behilflich sein), to divide into / to split … up into (aufgliedern in), first & foremost (zuallererst), to investigate sth / to look into sth (untersuchen), to consider sth (etw bedenken/erwägen), to deal with sth (sich mit etw befassen), to draw / present my own conclusions (seine Schlüsse ziehen), to draw your attention to sth (Ihre Aufmerksamkeit auf etw lenken), “This leads me to ..” (das bringt mich ..), to refer to sth (beziehen), to mention sth (erwähnen), to conclude (zum Schluss kommen), however (allerdings), to add a personal touch (etw eine persönliche Note verleihen), to be convincing (überzeugend wirken), to stand out from the rest (sich abheben gegen etw), to proofread (Korrektur lesen), to give sb a tinkle (jdn anrufen), to discover sth (etw entdecken)

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