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Presentation Introduction Phrases Toolbox

Key to success

Making an effective presentation introduction is key to the success of your presentation. Not only will it give you confidence and a strong foundation to build on, it will also instill confidence in the listener, showing them that you are well prepared and have taken the presentation seriously.

So how do you make an effective presentation introduction? Here are some important points to cover, as well as some phrases to use.

Useful Presentation Introduction Structure and Phrases

Welcome the audience

  • Good morning ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming today.
  • Thank you all very much for coming today.
  • I hope you all had a pleasant journey here today.

Introduce yourself

  • My name is Markus Fischer and I am responsible for … .
  • My name is Markus Fischer from [name of company], where I am responsible for … .
  • Let me introduce myself; my name is Markus Fischer and I am responsible for … .

Introduce your subject and outline your structure

  • My presentation today will cover three points.
  • In today’s presentation I’d like to cover three points. Firstly…, secondly… and finally…
  • To start with I’ll describe the progress made this year. Then I’ll mention some of the problems we’ve encountered and how we overcame them. After that I’ll consider the possibilities for…

Speak about timing

  • The presentation will last for 20 minutes.Contact us now
  • The presentation will take about 20 minutes.
  • Today, I will be speaking for about 20 minutes on this topic.

Speak about questions

  • If you have any questions you’d like to ask, please leave them until the end, when I’ll be happy to answer them.
  • Do feel free to interrupt me if you have any questions.
  • I’ll try to answer all of your questions after the presentation.

Let us know if you have any suggestions of other phrases or approaches for making an effective presentation introduction in the comments area below.

Example presentation introduction

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming today. My name is Markus Fischer and I am responsible for … . In today’s presentation I’d like to cover three points. Firstly…, secondly… and finally… The presentation will take about 20 minutes and if you have any questions you’d like to ask, please leave them until the end, when I’ll be happy to answer them. So if there are no questions, then I will begin.

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2 replies
  1. Chad Phillips
    Chad Phillips says:

    I totally agree. Maybe sometimes the speaker is so focused on getting started that s/he forgets a solid introduction that can help win the audience, as Guido said.

  2. Guido Lipiak
    Guido Lipiak says:

    very usefull

    structure, timing and questions are often being forgotten in introductions, however would help to win the audience …

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