I. Opening Remarks开场：
Sample Opening Remarks
1) Thank you very much, Prof. Fawcett, for your very kind introduction. Mr. Chairman, Ladies and gentleman, Good morning! I consider it a great honor to be asked to speak about …on this session of our symposium.
2) Ladies and gentleman. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to address such a distinguished audience.
3) Good morning. Let me start by saying just a few words about my own background.
4) Mr. Chairman, thank you very much for your kind introduction. President, Distinguished colleagues, Ladies and gentleman, Good morning! Is my voice loud enough?
5) Good morning, everyone. I appreciate the opportunity to be with you today. I am here to talk to you about…
6) Good morning, everyone. I am very happy to have this chance to give my presentation. Before I start my speech, let me ask you a question. By a show of hands, how many of you own a car?
Expressing thanks to the Chairperson 向主持人致谢
Mr. Chairman, thank you for your introduction.
First, I would like to thank Mr. Chairman for his gracious introduction.
Thank you very much, Prof. Fawcett, for your very kind introduction.
I would like to thank Dr. Huang （主持人或推荐你来发言的上司）for permitting me the privilege to speak to this audience.
Forms of Address and Greetings对听众的称呼
Distinguished colleagues, Ladies and gentleman, Good morning!
Members of the conference!
Expressing Pleasure and Honor 向听众致意
I am very happy/glad/pleased to be here in Hong Kong.
I am honored/privileged to be here (with you this afternoon).
I am proud to be here on this special occasion.
It’s a very great pleasure for me to be able to attend this conference.
I consider it a great honor to be asked to speak about …on this session of our symposium/ at this conference..
It is a great pleasure to be given the honor of first speaker on this important topic.
Can you hear me all right?
Is my voice too loud?
Reference to the Audience 与听众呼应
I can see many of you are from …department.
I know many of you are familiar with this topic.
You all look as though you’ve heard this before.
I understand that you’ve all traveled a long way./ After hours of conference, you must feel a little tired. Now I’d like you to see an interesting topic…
II. Introducing the Subject and the outline of the Presentation引入话题
I would like to start by briefly reviewing the history of open heart surgery.
Let us start with the theoretical basis of this new technique.
To begin with, we have to consider the principle.
I think it would be best to start out by looking at a few slides.
I should like to preface my remarks with a description of the basic idea.
May I begin with a general outline of this project?
The first thing I would like to talk about is the definition of the terms I shall use in my lecture.
The first point I’d like to make is the historical background of the invention.
First, I shall explain to you why this new program is correct and feasible.
I would like to concentrate on theproblem Of antibiotic abuse in hospitals.
I shall devote my talk to the surgical treatment of coronary disease.
I want to confine my talk to the latest developments in civil engineering.
Today, I am going to give a talk on the application of computers in medicine.
My topic today will deal with the observation of supernova.
In today’s talk, I’ 11 restrict myself to the etiology of 15-epa~i;s.
In my presentation this morning, I’ 11 limit myself to three major points only.
I take the liberty of restricting my discussion mainly to highway bridge construction.
Now, I would like to address myself to the most important aspect of this problem.
Among the many languages, I shall mention only BASIC.
What I am going to present today is the methodology and the data analysis.
I’m not going to say much about that except to discuss the literature on that topic.
My talk today consists of two parts. One is… and the other is…
I’ve divided my presentation into four parts.
I shall first talk about … and then touch on… and finally discuss …
The subject can be looked at under the following headings: … (Pointing to the PowerPoint display)
I would like to divide my talk into two parts. The first part deals with…, the second part concerns …
My presentation will be given in four parts. The first part deals with … The second part relates to… The third part concerns … And the last part discusses…
As you can see, there are some very good reasons …
To sum up, my conclusion is that the present program is the best one.
In conclusion …
Let me conclude my talk with the following comments.
Allow me to conclude by listing out all the factors influencing the efficacy.
In conclusion, I would like to point out the following aspects.
I’d like to leave you with the following conclusion.
That’s all, thank You.
That’s the end of my presentation.
So much for my speech, thank you.
Thank you for your attention.
Thank you for your listening.
Other Expressions that May Be Useful in the End Part of the Speech
Sorry, I see the red light is shining so I have to skip the last part and jump to the conclusion.
Mr. Chairman is signaling me, I have to stop here and leave out the remaining part to spare time.