Advice and a List of Useful English Phrases for an Effective Business Presentation

Things to consider before your presentation

  • Your talk might take longer delivered in English because you might not speak as quickly in English as you do in your first language.

  • If you have an international audience, consider the vocabulary and the complexity of the language you use. You must be understood but embraced at the same time.

  • Speaking is different from writing. Grammatical complexity and complicated vocabulary might not go well with your audience.

  • Use effective strategies to make your message clear, such as fronting and sign posting.

Whenever you are giving a presentation, it’s essential that your talk is well-organised.

To communicate your main message effectively, consider using some of the following English phrases.

Phrases for the three main parts of your Presentation


I’m delighted to be here today.

Today, I’m going to talk about …

The aim of my presentation is to …

I would like to take this opportunity to talk to you about …

The purpose of this presentation is …


I’m going to begin by …

Let me start with some general information on…

Another important point is …

Now let’s move on to …

So now we come to the next point, which is …

Let’s turn to the next issue …

This leads me to my next point, which is …

Here, I’d like to emphasize/highlight …


Let’s just briefly go over the main points.

To sum up, I’d like to suggest/recommend …

That brings me to the end of my talk.

That completes my presentation.

I’d be happy to answer any questions now.

Please, feel free to ask questions now.

Thank you all for listening. It was a pleasure being here today.

That brings me to the end of my presentation. Thanks for your attention.

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