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Writing a Speech, Talk or Presentation? These will help!

Every speech, talk and presentation you do will be different, so it’s impossible to give an actual script that you can use for every occasion. Sometimes you’re searching your brain for that “little something” that will spark you to start off or finish a thought.

Assembled here is the next best thing! A collection of lines, phrases and words that you can use to slot in to any script! So, whatever it is you are writing, you will find snippets that can be used for …

Greetings
Opening Remarks
Introductions
Thank Yous
Closing Comments

 

At the bottom I’ve also listed a collection of Powerful Words. Use these to beef up any presentation you are writing. I know you will find plenty of useful material. Treat this as an ideas source rather than a finished script. Like a buffet meal, select little bits from each section and put them together like a Jig Saw Puzzle!

Greetings & Welcomes

Good morning
Good afternoon
Good evening

Dear Friends
Dear Customers
Dear Members
Dear Delegates
Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome to the …
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the …..
You are about to …
Come with us …
Get ready to enjoy …
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the …
Let me begin by giving you a warm welcome to the…
Thank you so much for being here …

Opening Questions

Wouldn’t you like to …?
Are you ready for …?
Don’t you wish …?
Are you interested in …?
Will you be ready for …?
Isn’t it time you…?

Opening Grabbers

It’s not every day that …
You’ve probably noticed that …
Think about this …
Believe it or not …
It’s never too late to …
First of all …

Challenge the Audience

Do something extraordinary!
Delve into …
Sample the …
If you think you’re good enough …
If you’re seriously interested in …

Introduction of Speakers

Mr/Mrs …, the floor is yours.
Would you please welcome
Would you please join me in welcoming ..
It is my pleasure to welcome …

To show us how to ….
It’s an absolute honor to bring to the stage …
To get some of his insights into the topic

At last
Now for the first time
You’ll love …
Sit back and enjoy

Renown
Acclaimed
Legendary
Sensation
Phenomenally successful

No-nonsense
Dependable
Proven techniques
Carefully tested
Precision
Heavy-duty

Transitions between Speakers and Activities

All this and more!
If questions like these intrigues you …
And that’s not all
And there’s more
Last but not least
Now there’s an even better way
You’ll be glad to know that…

And we don’t stop there …
And that was only the beginning
And if that wasn’t enough …
Now that, was only part of the story

We have a very special guest …
To show you what we mean
Now for the surprise

Thanking Speaker

We know you are a busy person
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule
Thanks for sharing with us
Thank you for the insights
Plenty of food for thought
Your thought provoking
Revealing
The truth about
Your frank discussion
Eye-opening
Enlightening
Your valuable insights

Closing Words

I thank you for coming …
We hope that the program …
Have a nice day
Have a great weekend
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event
Hope you will travel safely home
Hope you will put into practice the lessons from this event
There’s no point in coming to an event like this unless you do something with the lessons
We hope you achieved what you came here to achieve
We hope you met some interesting people

201 Powerful Words

Why use ordinary words when you can use Powerful Words? Add these into Openings, Introductions, Calls to Action and Thank Yous.

Delightful
Memorable
Captivating
Moving
Important

Honest
Realistic
The One & Only

Spectacular
Packed with
Bucket loads of Information
A wealth of …
Bonanza
Chock full of
Loaded with
Extravaganza
Celebration

Long awaited
Long overdue
It’s finally here
Just when you thought …
At last there’s

In depth
Ultimate
Complete
Everything you wanted to know about …
Extensive

Respected
Influential
Celebrated
Renowned
Most Distinguished
Acclaimed
Prominent
Esteemed

Ingenuity
Proficiency
Ingenious
Imagination

Practical
Adaptable
Designed to suit your needs
Created especially for you
Suited to your purpose

Magnificent
Dazzling
Sensational
Incredible
Amazing
Unforgettable
Terrific
Fantastic

First-rate
First-class
Outstanding
Incomparable
Brilliant
Excellent
Unbeatable

The latest
State of the art
Brand new
Bold new
Revolutionary
Latest Technology
Designed for today’s …
The … of the future
Introducing

Mind-blowing
Electrifying
Masterful
Mesmerizing
Dynamite
Raw Power
High-voltage

An investment in your future
Skills you will use your whole life long
Gives you a competitive edge
A clear advantage
The road to success
Invest in yourself

Don’t hesitate
You’ve waited long enough
Don’t miss this opportunity
Take this important next step

Please help us
We cannot continue our work without your help
A future filled with hope and promise
Help us reach our goal
I hope you will join us in contributing

…WORD

RL

Richard Laible

About Richard Laible

Professional Master of Ceremonies, Richard Laible, has performed in hundreds of corporate industrials, for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Sprint PCS, McDonald’s, Ameritech, Kraft USA, Burger King, Motorola, IBM, SAP and many more throughout his two decade career. His specialties include Corporate Emcee, Corporate Meeting Host, Trade Show Presenter and Sales Meeting Host. Contact Richard Laible at richard@richardlaible.com or 847.446.2425
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