Difficult Audiences in Powerpoint Presentations – Part 1 of 3

Control your audience

In this sample English Powerpoint presentation the first of three I talk about difficult audiences and how to deal with them.I will cover the following areas;

  1. The audience can be…
  2. If the audience is difficult you need a solution
  3. You can disarm, hand back, pass over or defer questions.

Watch the video here


  1. Create a 3 / 4 minute presentation
  2. Remember to consider everything covered in this post
  3. Instruct your audience to be difficult
  4. Do your presentation to a group (5 or more).
  5. Video your presentation
  6. Watch and review
  7. Repeat if you need to

Be sure to look out for part 2, also don’t forget to leave any comments or feedback that you may have.

Thank you


Video Presentation Example: How to end a presentation

This is the script from the sample presentation video:

“In this video, I’m going to show you how to properly and simply end a presentation.


The reason is quite simple. Every presentation needs an ending. But you have to do it politely and skillfully because you don’t want to ruin the good impression you’ve created during the entire presentation. And ending a presentation is different from the doing the conclusion. In the conclusion, I taught you to summarize the main points from your presentation.

However, ending the presentation is merely a way to wrap up the presentation and politely finish what you’re talking about. Ending the presentation should be simple and straightforward. So, please watch the video and listen to how I use some simple expressions to end the presentation. This will be especially beneficial for those of you whose first language is not English.


The first thing you have to do, is finish the Q&A session by checking if there are any other questions. This is really simple. All you have to do is acknowledge the final question and ask if there are any other questions. So, you can say something like this:

“Great question. Any other questions?”

Then you’re going to move on to the last thing you’ll say to the audience, which is:

“Well, I think that’s about it. I want to thank you once again for allowing me to speak to you today. If you have any further questions or want additional information, please feel free to contact me by email/phone. Thank you.”

Just be sure to include your e-mail address and phone number or they won’t know how to contact you.

And that brings me to the end of my presentation. Let me give you a summary of what I’ve been talking about over the last few minutes…

In this video, I talked about how to easily and simply end a presentation. I first said that the end of the presentation is different than the conclusion. The ending is to wrap up the presentation and the conclusion is to summarize your main points. Then I gave you two expressions to use to end the presentation. The first expression was meant to acknowledge the final question that you may get and asks if there are any more questions. And this was simply: “Great question. Any other questions?”

The second expression ends the presentation by thanking the audience and providing your contact information. And the expression was: “Well, I think that’s about it. I want to thank you once again for allowing me to speak to you today. If you have any further questions or want additional information, please feel free to contact me by email/phone. Thank you.” Just make sure that you actually give them your e-mail or phone number.

And for the action, all I want you to do is don’t give up and keep trying and know that you will get better. It’s all a matter of practicing and getting feedback, so keep practicing and try to find a friend to practice with and to give you feedback.

There you go. You can now easily and successfully ended your presentation. Hopefully, you’ve watched all the videos and learned how to give an effective presentation using some simple expressions. Good luck and be sure to check back for more help with your presentations.

Finally, be sure to let us know if you have any questions or comments about this video or anything else about presentations.

Thanks and see you again soon here at presentationexpressions.com.”


I hope that by watching all of the videos that I’ve made for you, you can see that giving an effective presentation doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be rather simple if you use some common expressions and make sure that your presentation is well organized. You don’t have to memorize your presentation word for word or even memorize all of the expressions that I’ve taught you word for word. It’s more important to understand what content you want to deliver and what you want people to understand from your presentation.

I would recommend watching all of the videos from the beginning again, especially if English is your second language. Also, I would love to see your presentations. You’re always welcome to send your presentations to us or direct us to a website or URL where we can view your presentation.

Thank you so much for watching these videos and following along with us here at PresentationExpressions.com. I really hope you are learning a lot about presentations and will be able to give great, memorable, and effective presentations.

[VIDEO] The easy way to give a good presentation

Have you ever listened to a presentation or lecture and become totally bored or sleepy? It’s happened to me many times. The main reason is that the speaker never got me interested in what he or she was talking about.

From PresentationExpressions.com – Video length 3:52



If your audience is bored or sleepy your presentation isn’t very effective, is it? A memorable, effective presentation connects the speaker and the audience.


This is important because it will give your audience confidence in you and your abilities, especially if your presentation is for business.

So what can you do?

You do exactly what I just did. You ask a question. The key thing is to use a “wh” or “how” question because they make people think about an answer. This creates interest because the audience wants to know what the answer is.

They will pay attention to find out if they are right or wrong. So what are some questions?

Two great questions to use

What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word(s) ___?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this?

I like them because I always use a simple picture or single word in my presentations. It’s easy to get the audience to focus if they must listen rather than read or try to understand some complicated image or chart or whatever.

How do you use the questions?

Show the slide with the word or picture.
Pause 3-5 seconds, then ask your question.
Wait and look around at the audience for an answer.
If they give the right answer, then say, “Good” or something similar and continue talking. If it’s the wrong answer…
Wait about 10 seconds then give the answer.
Easy, right? So now you need to act.


Create a presentation, then:
Find a word that describes your topic or main point(s).
Or find a picture that describes your topic or main point(s).
Then use the appropriate question, get their interest, and have a memorable, effective presentation.
Then leave us a comment or feedback about this tip and let us know us what you think.




[VIDEO] How to easily start a presentation

I think it’s always important to use a simple, effective introduction expression at the beginning of a presentation.

From PresentationExpressions.com – Video length 4:08



The reason is that you’ll be nervous because of the presentation and because you want to make a good impression.

The first thing you say will create the atmosphere for your whole presentation, so it’s very important to use a good introduction expression.


Well, today you’ll learn an easy and simple presentation introduction expression. It’ll help you feel confident and calm. And you’ll be able to make a good first impression.

Your audience will think you are very polite and have good manners.

The best part is that it’s easy to remember and you can use it for every presentation.

You may already know this one, it’s “Thank you for being here today. I’m ____ (and I’m) from ____. I’m here today to talk to you about ____”

A variation of this is “Thank you for joining me here this evening/afternoon/morning. I’m ____ (and I’m) from ____. I’m here today to talk to you about ____”

Here’s an example: Thank you for being here today. I’m Carl from PresentationExpressions.com. I’m here today to talk to you about effective presentation expressions.


Write the first sentence of your introduction using the expression you learned today.
Practice it until you memorize it and feel comfortable and relaxed.
Use it for your next presentation.
Then be sure to leave us a comment or feedback about this expression. We’d love to hear from you.



Video length 4:08