There are a few phrases that presenters often say when they get up to the podium or the front of the board room, but they should probably keep those words to themselves.
Comments about the projector not working appear unprofessional and show a lack of preparation.
Also, starting by saying how nervous you are may seem like a good idea, because you’re being honest, but in actuality in turns your audience off. Be confident when you speak and people will be more likely to pay attention.
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