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1. SIGNAL THE START
Start your speech with a phrase that catches the public’s attention.

2. INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Mention your name, position and where you come from.

3. …OR SOMEONE ELSE
A s k y o u n e i gh b o u r h o w h e o r s h e w o u l d l i k e t o b e i n t r o d u c e d .

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4. EXPRESS PURPOSE
Start by saying why you’re here.

5. LIST TOPICS
Make a list of the points you’ll talk about.

6. INTRODUCE TOPIC ONE
O p en e v e r y t o p i c w i t h a n i n t r o d u c t i o n .

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7. LINK EFFECT TO CAUSE
Write an example highlighting the effect over the cause.

8. LINK CAUSE TO EFFECT
Write an example highlighting the cause over the effect.

9. EXPLAIN GRAPHS
Describe a graph using some of these expressions.

10. DESCRIBE TRENDS
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Talk about ups and downs.

11. EXPRESS PROBABILITY
Try to define the probability of an event just using words.

12. COMPARE IDEAS
Confront two opposite ideas by resorting to link words.

13. REINFORCE IDEAS
Emphasize on ideas with adverbs.

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14. EXPRESS OPINION
Give your clear opinion.

15. RECOMMEND OR REJECT
Write one sentence offering support and another one denying support.

16. FINISH YOUR SPEECH
End your presentation.

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17. CLOSE THE PRESENTATION
Wrap up your presentation.

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