Presentations Statement of Purpose

By: Study Tips Today

It is essential give your presentations a statement of purpose. This worksheet helps you practice your statement of purpose and catch the attention of your audience.

You should always state the purpose of your talk near the beginning.  To do this, you will need to know a few appropriate verbs for presenting.

Task:  Look at the example below, then complete the gaps in the sentences with the appropriate letter.

Example: OK, let’s get started.  Good morning everyone.  Thanks for coming.  I’m [your name].  This morning I’m going to be…

(a) talking     (b) showing     (c) taking     (d) reporting     (e) telling

1. …………………to you about the new software product we have had installed.
2. …………………you about the novels of Charles Dickens.
3. …………………you how to understand body language.
4. …………………a look at a new product we are going to launch.
5. …………………on the results of a recent study.

…so, I’ll begin by…

(a) making     (b) outlining     (c) bringing     (d) giving     (e) filling

1. …………………you in on the background to the product.
2. …………………a few excerpts from the novels.
3. …………………a few basic techniques.
4. …………………you an overview of its main features.
5. …………………you up-to-date on the main findings of the study.

…and then I’ll go on to…

(a) put     (b) discuss     (c) make     (d) highlight     (e) talk

1. …………………what I see as its main advantages.
2. …………………the interpretation of the excerpts into some kind of perspective.
3. …………………you through some more advanced aspects.
4. …………………detailed recommendations about how it should be marketed.
5. …………………in more depth the implications of the main conclusions.

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