039 How to open a presentation



Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Art of Business English. Over the next few weeks I will be dedicating the episodes to working on some techniques for giving a solid presentation. This series is perfect for intermediate level students who want to work on improving their presentation skills and gain more confidence giving a presentation in English.

If you have to give presentations at work, whether it be to a small or large group on varying topics then this series is perfect for you. Today, we are going to start with the basics and look at the language and techniques we can use to open a presentation.

So, today I will be covering the following:

  1. The purpose of our introduction
  2. Expressions for opening a presentation
  3. Structure and example of the introduction


OK, let’s take a look at the type of language we need to open a presentation.




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Andrew Ambrosius is the Director of Castells Immerscom and The Art of Business English. A specialist in Business English training and online course development.