How to: use Presentation language – summary, conclusion, thanks and inviting questions

10/07/2021

Overview

Giving a presentation in English – whether online or in a face-to-face meeting, can be a challenging task. Preparation and practice is the key to a confident and clear presentation. In this final section, we look at some language to help you finish your presentation with a summary of the points, a conclusion or final thought, as well as thanking the audience and inviting questions.

Summarising, concluding, thanking the audience and inviting quesitons.

From more formal to less formal, here is some language you can use at the end of the presentation. Summarising each point in a brief, clear way will help the audience remember the most important aspects of your topic.

It is sometimes useful to have a ‘take home message’ from your presentation, which can be part of your conclusion. And don’t forget to warmly thank your audience with a smile!

1) Summary/conclusion/final thoughts..

– So, to summarise, today I’ve talked about X (topic), from the points of
X, X and X. In conclusion, I’d like you to consider.. X

– So, to conclude this presentation on X (topic), I have focused on X, X
and X. As a final thought, we should think about the implications of..X

– Ok, to sum up, I’ve looked at X (topic) in 3 parts – X ,X and X. Let me
leave you with this thought…

2) Thanking the audience and inviting questions

– Thank you all for your attention. I’d now like to invite any questions
you may have.

– Thank you for your time today. I’m happy to answer any questions now.

– Thanks for listening. Now does anyone have any questions?

Good preparation and practice is the key. For help with your English language skills to deliver a great presentation, contact the team at classetraining.co.uk

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