presentation expression

How to Start a Presentation: Expression to Introduce Idea, Concept or Opinion [VIDEO]

Here is a presentation expression you can use to start a presentation and introduce an idea, concept or opinion that will help you stand out from other presenters. https://youtu.be/2BQe8D1q0jE

What it is

The expression is "In today's society, it's more important than ever to…” and it helps you connect the audience to something they are already aware of, or that is generally common knowledge, to the idea, concept or opinion that you want to present.

Why Use It

It’s ok to start your presentation with a basic introduction, but sometimes you don’t have that much time or you want to do something different to stand out from other presenters.

And being different from other presenters is important in any kind of presentation because your presentation is likely not the only one the audience has heard, or will listen to.

Why it’s effective

When you use an expression like this, it gets the audience to agree with something you are saying. And when they agree with you, it’s easier for them to listen to what you have to say afterwards.

Think of it as warming up before you do an activity. It’s a lot easier and safer than just jumping right in.

And it should be pretty obvious to the audience what will come next in your presentation because you’ve already introduced the bigger picture to them.

Examples

  • "In today's society, it's more important than ever to have skills in various areas if you want to advance your career."
  • "In today's society, it's more important than ever to spend some time in nature if you want to stay healthy."
  • "In today's society, it's more important than ever to have strong presentation skills."

So that’s how you can start a presentation and introduce an idea, concept or opinion. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thanks.

Originally posted at http://presentationexpressions.com/how-to-start-a-presentation-expression-to-introduce-idea-concept-or-opinion-video

Easy Presentation Expression to Engage Audience [VIDEO]

This post originally appeared on PresentationExpressions.com. When giving a presentation, it’s important to know how to engage the audience. There are many ways to do this and in this video, you’ll learn a very simple question you can use that will help you engage the audience. This expression can be used for class presentations, business presentations or any other type of presentation when you want to get the audience’s attention.

All you have to do is ask a simple question: “What do you think happens if…?” or “What do you think happens when…?” Check out the video to learn more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2EC3tDedEU

How to say thank you at the end of a presentation in a cool way [VIDEO]

In this video you will learn how to say thank you at the end of a presentation in a cool way. This might seem like something simple because you could end your presentation by just saying thank you, right? Yes and no. Yes, because you can end almost every presentation by saying thank you and walking away. No, because that’s not cool and you can try to make your thank you a memorable part of your presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyVgCNx9y4k

What people remember

Generally speaking, and from some research done by someone much smarter than me, it is said that people tend to remember the beginning of something and the ending of something more so than the events that happened in between.

Based on that, the beginning of your presentation and the ending of your presentation are very important because those are the parts most people will remember the best. And one of the best ways to end your presentation, just before you say thank you, is to give your audience a call-to-action.

What’s a call-to-action?

A call-to-action is something that instructs the audience to act. This is very common in advertising and especially in infomercials. You often hear the host telling you it’s time to buy, or call, do something about your snoring by clicking the button. I’m sure you’ve heard a call-to-action many, many times.

How to use a call-to-action to end a presentation in cool way

So you’re going to use a call-to-action together with thank you, and if we use my motivation example from last time, your ending would sound something like this:

“You guys have now learned a lot about motivation. So I want you to think about what motivates you. What are you most passionate about? What will you be able to find that can motivate you to do something with your life? Thanks for listening."

And then you just... WALK OFF THE STAGE!

Why ending your presentation like this works and is cool

  • First, you’re connecting the ending of your presentation with your topic, which will help your audience remember what they just listened to.
  • Second, you’re giving them a call-to-action, which engages your audience and again, helps them remember your presentation.
  • And third, you are using an old trick that many comedians use, and that’s to suddenly end your presentation when your audience isn’t exactly expecting you to end your presentation. That bit of surprise also makes your presentation memorable, because remember when I said that people remember the beginning of something and the ending of something? Well, that’s what suddenly ending your presentation does.

So when you are preparing your presentation content and you’re wondering how to say thank you, be sure to include a call-to-action and just quickly end when people least expect it.

Thanks.

(Like that! Hehe)

Presentation Expression - Using a Story to Start a Presentation [VIDEO]

In this video you will learn a presentation expression that will show you how to start your presentation with a story, and you will also learn a second expression to show you how to transition from your presentation story to your presentation. It’s a jam packed video! But hopefully, you learn how to start your presentation with a story and try it in your next presentation. https://youtu.be/SMbntz1dhPo

Why a story?

Starting a presentation with a story is a great way to engage your audience. Learning how to get your audience’s attention and engaging them is usually a hard thing to do. Telling a story at the start of your presentation gets the audience’s attention as they may not realise it’s a part of your presentation. They think it is just “story time" so they pay attention to you! Nice, huh?

Who is this for?

This presentation expression is great for any presentation, especially if you are in school or for business, too. School presentations tend to be the same… Well, for that matter, so are most business presentations. The point is if you need to give a presentation and you want to start your presentation well and get your audience’s attention, then you should learn how to start your presentation with story.

What is the expression to start the presentation?

This is actually a pretty simple and well known English expression that is used when we want to explain something before talking about our main point. What we say is, “Before I get started, let me tell you about…,” or we can say, “Before I get started, I want to tell you about…,”

Your audience will know that you have something you want to talk about without realising it is actually a part of your presentation. Sneaky and effective!

How to transition back to the presentation

Once you have finished your story, you need to connect what your story was about with your presentation. It’s important that you planned and prepared your story to match your presentation topic or content, or else this won’t work!

Anyway, what you say after your story is, “And that’s when I realised…,"

“And that’s when I realised…,” is something you say when you discover something, so your presentation topic must be about something you discovered or realised.

How to use it

Here is the example from the video… If my presentation topic is about motivation, then I could say:

“Before I get started, I want to talk about how much my son enjoys playing with dominoes (he really does!). He can spend all day playing with his dominoes, lining them up and knocking them down, making all kinds of designs… all day long because he loves it so much."

Then I transition by saying, “And that’s when I realised that motivation is related to playfulness and passion."

Pretty cool, right!?

So I hope you now have an understanding of how to use a story to start a presentation. This can be for a school or work presentation. It really doesn’t matter. The important thing is preparing your story and figuring out how to connect your story with your presentation topic or content.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thanks.