POLI2aula8_exemplo2
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PART 1 - PRESENTATION OPENING 
Opening or starting a presentation is along with the ending the two most important 
parts of a presentation. When you start, you need to make the audience interested in 
what you're going to say, and also be clear and concise about the presentation's 
content. There is a structure to starting or beginning a presentation which is the same 
in English as in other languages. Doing a good business presentation is a skill that 
everybody can learn. 
 
Getting people's 
attention 
If I could have everybody's attention. 
If we can start. / Let's get started. 
Perhaps we should begin? 
Welcoming them 
 
Thank you for coming today. 
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. 
On behalf of (em nome de) Estácio, I'd like to 
welcome you. 
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for 
coming along here today. 
Introducing yourself 
 
My name's Jane Shaw. I'm responsible for travel 
arrangements. 
For those of you who don't know me, my name's 
Tom Stotter. As you know, I'm in charge of 
public relations. 
Stating the purpose of 
your presentation 
 
Today I'd like to discuss/ My talk is concerned 
with .... 
What I want to do this morning is to talk to you 
about 
What I want to do is to tell you about / is to show 
you how 
The topic of my presentation today is .. 
The purpose of this presentation is ... 
I\u2019ve invited you here today to have a look at my 
findings 
I'm going to take a look at\u2026/talk 
about\u2026/examine\u2026/tell you something about the 
background\u2026/give you some facts and figures\u2026/fill 
you in on the history of\u2026/concentrate on\u2026 
Stating how you want 
to deal with questions. 
 
If you have any questions, I'll be happy to 
answer them as we go along. / Feel free (at 
ease) to ask any questions. 
Perhaps we can leave any questions you have 
until the end? 
I\u2019d be happy to invite you to ask questions at the 
end of the session. 
At the end I\u2019d be very happy to answer any of 
your questions. 
Please feel free to interrupt me if you have questions. 
I'd be grateful if you could ask your questions after the 
presentation. 
II plan to keep some time for questions after the 
presentation. 
Stating the main 
points 
The point/reason of today\u2019s presentation 
My presentation is in three parts./My 
presentation is divided into three main sections. 
Firstly, secondly, thirdly\u2026 
There are a number of points I'd like to make. 
 
 
Basically/ Briefly, I have three things to say. 
I'd like to begin/start by .../ Let's begin/start by ... 
 
EXAMPLE 1: \u201cLadies and gentlemen, thank you very much for coming along 
here today. I hope my presentation isn\u2019t going to take too long and that you will 
find it interesting. The purpose of today\u2019s presentation is to discuss how we 
can improve internal communications within our company. Now let me begin by 
explaining that I\u2019d like to talk about the business case for better communication; 
secondly, I want to cover different styles and methods; and finally I would like to 
finish off by talking about some of the basics we need to have in place to deliver 
good quality, consistent communications across the company. I\u2019d be very happy 
to invite you to ask questions at the end of the session and I\u2019m sure there\u2019ll 
be plenty of time for us to discuss some of the points that have been raised.\u201d 
PRESENTATION OPENING QUIZ 
Read the following start of a business presentation. Focus on the words/phrases in 
BOLD and think about their meaning and purpose. 
Good Morning, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, let me start by thanking you for 
attending this presentation. I understand that everybody is very busy. So your 
attendance is very much appreciated. My name is Russel Grants and I work as the 
European human resources manager for LPS. Which I have done for the past 5 years. 
I have worked in the field of human resources in various companies since I left 
university, nearly 20 years ago. In this presentation, I am going to talk to you about 
why your staff are lazy and unproductive, or to put it another way, how employers 
and managers mismanage their staff. Today's presentation is divided into three 
parts, which I will tell you about now. To begin with, I will give an overview of how 
current employee under-performance is costing companies millions in lost revenue, 
every minute of every day. Then I will explain the causes of this under-performance. 
And finally, I will outline an easy method to rectify this problem, which will keep your 
staff motivated and more productive. If you have any questions, I would be pleased to 
answer them at the end of the presentation. But before we start the first part, ask 
yourselves, what you would do if you could reduce the relative labour cost of each 
product you manufacture or sell, or each service you provide? As you all well know, 
labour normally accounts for about 40% of total costs in most businesses. A lot of 
money! Money which could be spent in other areas like Research and 
Development(R&D) or by reducing the price of your product. 
1. A different way to say 'I am going to start with', is _______________________. 
2. A phrase used to make people think about a question or dilemma, is 
______________________. 
3. A very polite phrase used to welcome people to the presentation, is 
_______________________. 
4. A polite way to ask people not to interrupt during the presentation, is 
______________________. 
5. The opposite of discuss something in depth, is _______________________. 
6. A polite way of introducing an important fact to the audience, is 
_______________________. 
7. A different way to say 'I am going to finish with', is _______________________. 
8. A phrase used to introduce the subject of the presentation, is 
_______________________. 
9. A more professional way to say that the presentation has 3 different parts, is 
_________________. 
 
 
10. A phrase used to express a point, opinion in a different and more understandable 
way, is _____________________. 
And finally - I would be pleased to answer them at the end of the presentation - is 
divided into three parts - give an overview - to begin with - in this presentation, I am 
going to talk to you about - or to put it another way - as you all well know - ask 
yourselves - first of all, let me start by thanking you 
KEY: to begin with - ask yourselves - first of all, let me start by thanking you - I would 
be pleased to answer them at the end of the presentation - give an overview - as you 
all well know - and finally - in this presentation, I am going to talk to you about - is 
divided into three parts - or to put it another way