Style - give a clear presentation

Malc Prentice

Basic pattern

Remember:

General Style Tips

Alternative Beginnings

Alternative Thesis Statements

Alternative Description Thesis statements

Today, I'd like to tell you about X. I have three points - A, B, and C.
In this speech, I'll talk about X There are three areas to look at: A, B and C.
Today, I'll look at X ...in terms of A, B, and C.
I'm going to describe X First we'll focus on A, then review B and finally look at C
be talking about X. We'll look at A, B, and C.

Alternative Argument Thesis

Today, I'd like to tell you why you should do X. I have three reasons - A, B, and C.
etc talk about why you should X. I'll be talking about A, B and C
discuss why you should X. There are three reasons: A, B and C.

Alternative Time Order Thesis

Today, I'd like to tell you how to do X. There are three steps: A, B and C.
etc describe how to do X. I'll be talking about A, B and C
look at how to X. I'm going to look at Aing, Bing, and Cing.
tell you how X happens. There are three steps: A, B and C.
describe how X happened. I'll be talking about A, B and C
I'm going to look at A, B, and C

Alternative cohesion

Alternative endings

Summary: And so, once more.... / To sum up

Don't forget / Please remember / I hope you

Prediction: And so, in the future, we will/should...

Conclusion: In conclusion... / As you can see, this means....

Other Style phrases

Referring to slides

Rhetorical questions

These are bad in essays, but OK in talks to use cohesion

"What are rhetorical questions? Rhetorical questions are questions you answer yourself."

"WHat does this mean? Well..."

"So why is this the case? Probably because"

"But which of these are best? As the next slide shows, ..."

"Why is this important? Mainly since..."