Planning a Simple Introduction
If you have to do presentations in English on behalf of your company, then there is a good chance that you will need to introduce your company at the beginning of your presentation. Sadly, most people do a terrible job when presenting their company. However, with a little foresight, and some planning and preparation, you can turn this part of your presentation into something amazing.
Below is a step by step guide to planning your company introduction
First, prepare simple table as in the example above. Then complete the details. Once you have completed the table, begin making sentences to link the information together. For example
“Our company is called Fandcorp English Solutions and we were established in 2005.
We specialise in teaching specialised English programmes to companies throughout Korea, for example, medical and hotel English. We also do seminars in presenting in English and offer translation and English teacher recruitment services.
We have four employees at the moment and we operate throughout Asia. We are hoping to expand into Europe in 2011 and to employ an additional four employees to help us expand.”
What we have done here is to take the basic information and to link it together with link words such as “and”, “also” and “for example”
Quite often we over complicate our English because of what we are taught at school. The truth is, if you simplify your English, you make your message clearer and easier to understand. A presentation is not a TOEIC or TOEFL test, a presentation is about communicating a message clearly and understandably.
This method does not only work for your company introduction, you can do this with almost any part of your presentation. Start with the basic information, then link it together with the link words. By preparing your presentation in this way, you not only create a simple message, you also create a style that is unique to you.