How to give a presentation / How to structure a talk.

This morning I gave a class on words and expressions for linking ideas and information in a talk or presentation.

When we give talks, presentations or write in formal English, we use linking words to connect ideas or information and help the listener or reader anticipate what is coming next. This helps communicate the message clearly and coherently to the audience.

The following are some examples of  “Linkers” :

First, we will consider all the facts and look at all the statistics…..

Secondly, we will compare them to last year….

In addition, I will summarize the findings of our research team…..

Ok so now some other expressions :

Giving reasons:

so, as a result, as a consequence….etc

Highlighting information:

in particular, specifically, to outline the main points…etc

Contrasting information

in spite of, however, on the other hand…etc

Referring back:

as I said before, let me remind you…etc

Ok so these are just a few linking words and expressions that help to make the presentation we give have a form and structure and flow nicely. There are many more we can say from the categories above, so let me hear some from you!  Feel free to comment on my blog and share your knowledge of “Linkers” .


Good luck with your English language learning.


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