It seems like a hugely challenging task to have to do a business presentation, and it seems even harder when you have to give it in a foreign language . One of the easiest things to do is to start with a simple introduction which can be memorised for dramatic impact. A presentation introduction simplified to its basic elements is usually a combination of the same key phrases with some of the details changed.
For example: You have to give a short presentation on "Sport in Finland".
Step 1: Think about two main topics you would like to talk about in your presentation. In this case we can divide it very easily into "winter sports" and "summer sports".
Step 2: Now follow this simple formula...
Introduce your job and your position
Introduce the subject of your talk
Give a brief outline of your talk
Timing and Questions
Link to start
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
My name is Jon Smith and work as Cultural Liaison Officer for the Finnish Regional Government.
Today I am going to talk to you about sport in Finland.
First I am going to talk to you about winter sport in Finland, and secondly I am going to give you an overview on summer sport in Finland.
My talk today will be for about 5 minutes so if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me at the end of the presentation.
OK, let's start.
Memorise your introduction. By using these very simple phrases and then just adding your customised content it becomes easier to remember what to say, make less mistakes and have a big impact on your audience.