Σημειώσεις για Εκθέσεις (5) Speech or Talk


Speech or Talk

 

 Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato
Greeting:
It is normal to begin by greeting your audience. Thus one might begin:
  • Good morning, boys and girls.
  • Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

    Public speaking

Introduction to the subject:
  • I am happy to have this opportunity to say a few words about ……….
  • It gives me great pleasure to be with you taday.
  • You will have heard about ………… but there are some important points that (are easily forgotten) (I would like to stress / emphasise / draw your attention to).
  • I am not used to speaking in public so perhaps you will forgive me if I come straight to the point. First i would like to say how happy I am to have been invited here to talk about …………
  • My subject needs no introduction. You all know that ……….
Style:
Use first and second person and polite forms.
  • I believe………….
  • In my opinion………….
  • I would like to suggest…………….
  • You will, of course, be wondering……………
  • All of you………….
  • Most of you…………
  • You will agree, I’m sure, that………….
Exhortations and Commands:
  • Just consider for a moment……………
  • Take for example……………
  • Don’t forget…………… So please remember………….
  • Let me remind……………..
Rhetorical Questions:
(answered by the speaker himself, or, so obvious, that they don’t need answering.)
  • -Who doesn’t know………
  • -Who hasn’t heard of…………
  • -Who hasn’t seen………..
  • -What can one do in such a situation? I’l tell you………
  • -And who pays the cost of all this? You and I, of course.
  • -What is one to do in such cases? The best thing to do is nothing.
  • -Is it fair?
  Rhetorical Expressions:
  • I am convinced…………
  • Indeed……………
  • I’m quite sure………
  • I claim……………..
  • No doubt there will be some who………..
  • Generally speaking………….
  • As a rule…………..
  • No one can surely deny……………….
Exclamations for Emphasis:
  • How strange…………
  • What a pity it would be if…………..
  • What an excellent opportunity this is for………….
 Conclusions:
  • In conclusion, let me say…………
  • To conclude I would like to ask you………….
  • The most important thing to remember, then, is………
  • Thank you for listening so attentively…………….
  • Thank you for your kind attention, Goodbye.
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About Nick Papadodimas

Independent E-Learning English Professional
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