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Structuring a presentation

Most presentations/speeches follow the standard structure of introduction, body and conclusion. The structure should:

  • tell them what you are going to tell them (introduction)
  • tell them (body)
  • tell them what you have told them (conclusion).


  • Grab the audience attention.
  • Introduce the topic.
  • Outline the main topics: support with visual outline.


Main point

  • Supporting point
  • Supporting point
  • Supporting point
  • Clearly state each main point first.
  • Give details/examples to support points.


  • Main point

In addition...

  • Main point


To conclude...

  • Sum up the main points.
  • Add a big picture statement.