Hey there, it’s Carl Kwan. In this video, you’re going to learn how to present your point of view about a particular topic and a presentation expression to help you do that. Okay, so, most presentations require you to present your findings or opinion about a certain topic. 

How it’s usually done

The normal way that we would do this is by simply saying, “I’m going to talk about whatever the topic is,” and then just tell people what you want to say. Although this isn’t wrong, a more elegant and professional way to do this would be a good thing to learn.

And so this is what you do…

  • First, you will introduce the commonly known facts or information about your particular topic. Then you mention what people normally think about that topic.
  • Second, you will state some of the points you agree with or what the positives are about the topic you just mentioned.
  • Third, you will now say an expression to transition to your opinion. What you will say is, “But here’s my take on it.” Afterwards, you can talk about your findings, thoughts or ideas.

In case you’re not sure what “my take on something” means, it means “this is my opinion.”

Example for your learning pleasure

So here’s an example to help you understand a bit better. Let’s say the topic is camera equipment and how people rush out to buy the latest and, supposedly greatest piece of camera equipment as soon as it is released. What you can say is something like this:

“Whenever a new camera is announced or released, many people rush out and buy the camera. Or they spend countless hours researching the new model because they think they need this next best thing. 

And that is great because people who are into photography probably love hearing new camera announcements and being able to easily read about the new products on the Internet.

But here’s my take on it. You really don’t need the newest and greatest camera that comes out because what you have currently is probably more than enough. And here are three reasons why…”

Straight up easy

So as you can see from my example, I started by describing the topic or situation, something positive about the topic, and then I transitioned to talking about my opinion about the topic.

Pretty easy and straightforward, wouldn’t you say?

So there you go! You now know how to give your opinion about a topic in a presentation and an expression to help you do that.

If you have any questions or comments about this video, please let me know in the comments section below. And if you need help with preparing for a presentation, please get in touch with me to set up a consultation. Thanks for watching and talk to you again soon.