Signposts are signs at the side of a road showing directions and distances. They help a driver to get to their destination point. Why do we need signposts in presentations? They help to keep the audience informed about the flow of your presentation, which contributes to their engagement. They also help a presenter to keep track of the presentation.
This quiz introduces the signposting phrases you can use when giving a presentation. It is going to help you use the right language for various sections of your speech.
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- Question 1 of 1
Match groups of words with their defining category.
- Introducing topic
- Moving from section to section
- Showing respect for listener’s knowledge
- Looking at visuals
- Referring backwards and forwards
- Finishing up:
- Starting question-time
- Responding to tricky questions
Good morning/afternoon/evening (everyone,
ladies and gentlemen, colleagues)
Thank you very much for inviting me to speak
I am honored to have the opportunity to share
our research with you here today.
I am happy to have this chance to speak to you
(all) today about ...
Today I’m going to talk about...
As you can see, I’m here today to talk to you
So let me start by... explaining the background
So I’ll start with...
Well, moving onto...
Next I’ll talk about...
Right, was that clear? So I’ll move onto...
Well, what does this all mean?
Let’s take a moment to look at a few other
So what have other people said about this?
Right, I’ll introduce/share ...
That brings us to my last point.
As you may know,
As you can see,
As you may be aware,
I know many of you are familiar with ...
Many of you may have heard of ...
Now let’s look at...
May I focus your attention on the table / chart/
You’ll notice that...
Ok, so you can see a summary of our results
Pls focus on (these figures)
You’ll remember I said...
Just to repeat what I said earlier,
As I mentioned earlier...
Do you remember I said...?
I’ll talk more about this later.
Don’t worry if this isn’t so clear now, I’ll explain
the details later...
The details will come later.
Can I come back to this point?
So where does this leave us? Well we need
Our main point is that:
We have raised the following questions:
Our study has proved that:
We believe our study presents conclusive
We believe our study raises many questions
We believe our study may be the first step in...
Thank you very much for your attention.
Thank you for listening.
Well that’s all from me today. It’s been a great
pleasure to share this with you today.
Thank you very much.
l'll be happy to answer questions...
If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to
Does anyone have any questions?
OK, so question time! Anyone...?
Unfortunately we seem to have run out of time.
If anyone has any questions, I’ll be happy to try
to answer them privately.../ you can see my
email address here...
Thank you... it’s a good question and one we
are trying to address in our follow up studies.
Ah yes. That occurred to us too. We tried to
account for it by...
I’m afraid I have no idea! Perhaps we can look
at that in more detail in a follow up study. Do
you have any suggestions?
Let me check I understand you clearly. Do you
So do you mean...?
So are you saying...?
Could you repeat that?
I didn’t quite catch that...
I’m not sure I’m following you...
I’m afraid my English is failing me.
Ah... I’m afraid I don’t have that information
with me now. If I can get your email address
after this session, I’ll mail it to you.
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