How to hold a presentation in English?

How to hold a presentation in English?

 

Holding a presentation in front of many people can be difficult and stressful even for native speakers.

Preparing a presentation can be very demanding because you have to pay attention to many details. When preparing a presentation, think of its title and goal, and also try to figure out the main message or idea of your presentation.

The key is to think about who your audience is and what kind of a message you want to put across.


Your presentation should consist of three main parts:

  1. the opening part

  2. the main part 

  3. the summary


 

It will be easier for both you and your public if you use simple language.

Don’t use difficult or complex sentence structures or long sentences so that you don’t get lost in your speech, and confuse yourself and the audience.

At the beginning of your presentation, you should introduce yourself.

After a brief introduction, state the topic of your presentation.

You can use phrases such as “Good morning, ladies and gentleman. My name is… The topic of today’s presentation/meeting is…”

Before you go on with your presentation, you can also provide an outline of the presentation so that the audience can see the main points that will be discussed during the presentation.


It is important to make clear transitions in between different parts of the presentation, so that your presentation runs smoothly and is easy to follow.

When making transitions, use phrases such as “Now I’d like to look at…”, “In addition…”, “The next point is…” or “Moreover…”


At the end of the presentation, you should briefly summarize the main points of your presentation.  

Also, a nice way of ending the presentation by thanking the audience for listening.


The key for a successful presentation is your confidence!

 You need to be confident when holding a presentation so that you make a good impression on your audience. Before holding a presentation, you can try rehearsing it with your friends or family.

That way, you will get a feedback on how it was and what you should change or improve. The more you practice, the better will your presentation be.