BUSINESS ENGLISH VOCABULARY-useful phrases for presentations

audience      Group of listeners or spectators

body language       Communication through facial expressions, body movements, etc.

chart  Sheet of information in the form of a table, graph or diagram.

diagram        Graphic representation of a situation e.g. the results of an action.

flip chart       Pad of large paper sheets on a stand for presenting information.

graph Diagram showing the relation between variable quantities.
guidelines     Advice or instructions given in order to guide or direct an action.

handout       Written information (report etc.) given to people at a presentation.

key point      Essential or main point.

marker          Pen with felt tip used for writing on a whiteboard.

microphone            Electrical instrument used to amplify the speaker's voice.

O.H.T.           Overhead transparency : sheet of film with an image or printed 
information for overhead projector.

objective      What one wants to achieve;  aim

outline          Brief description or presentation.

overhead projector          Device that projects an O.H.T. onto a screen.

overview      Short presentation of the main points.

pointer          Rod or stick used to indicate things on a map, screen, etc.

screen           Flat, reflective blank surface on which films, slides, etc. are projected.

signposting language     Phrases used to help focus the audience's attention on different parts of a presentation.

slide   Small photographic transparency.

summarize   Make a summary of the essential points; sum up.

topic  Subject of a discussion or talk.

transparency          Image or information printed on transparent plastic or film.
visual aids    Aids such as charts, slides, etc. used at a presentation.

whiteboard Flat white board on which to write or draw with markers.

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