Non-native speakers of English have to consider not only the content
of their presentations but also the language to use. In this issue of POSTSCRIPT,
we look at how to make reference.
Referring to visuals
Look at these phrases for referring to visuals:
I'd like you to look at this ...
As you can see from this ...
As this ... shows, ...
Let's look at this ...
Non-native speakers of English have to consider not only the content of their presentations
but also the language to use. In this issue of POSTSCRIPTwe look at how to make
Look at these presentation phrases and decide whether they:
refer backwards, refer forwards, refer to visuals or deal with
1. This graph indicates...
2. As I said earlier, ...
3. This leads me to my next point.
4. Taking this into consideration, ...
5. As this bar chart shows, ...
6. If you don't mind, I'll deal with questions later on.
7. Going back to a point I made earlier, ...
8. Sorry, could I finish first?
9. I'll deal with this point again later.
10. I'll give you some more information on this in a moment.
Linguarama skills books
Also available: Writing Skills
Linguarama Publications, the publishing division of Linguarama International,
has produced a new series of books to help you with a range of practical business
If you have to give presentations in English, you will find the Presentations book
a value aid. Topics covered are:
Contact your local Linguarama
centre for more information or e-mail us at postscript.
- Preparing your presentation
- Thinking of your audience
- The stages of a presentation
- Preparing and refering to visuals
- Summing up
- Dealing with questions
- Closing the presentation