28A. You have undoubtedly heard the overuse in transitions of such words or
phrases as "now, we'll go into," "next," "Okay," or "all right." Some
instructors begin each new idea with one of these words or phrases.
Don't fall into such a habit! Use a variety of meaningful transitional
words and statements in your oral presentations.
Remember the real
purpose of transitions is to emphasize the relationship between points.
The important point in using transitions is to use those words or
phrases that emphasize the ___________________________between points.
69A. So far, we've discussed the introduction and the body of an oral
The last part of a briefing is the close.
portion of an oral briefing is very simple. For example, if presenting
an information briefing on your battalion's new physical fitness program
to a group of visiting officers, you might close with:
"Sir, I have
covered the concept, objectives, and key features of this battalion's
new physical fitness program. This concludes my briefing. Do you have
Which of the following elements are included in the
Call for questions.
Summary of main points.
Strong closing statement.