I wrote a document for a client of mine many years ago about transition words. Transitions are the key to an excellent presentation. It’s what ties together the elements into a complete story.
I’m killing myself because I can’t find the file or the blog post. It got lost somehow. So I am trying to recreate the document. So far, all I could find was this table which was a part of the post/document. I know it’s not complete, but I still thought it was helpful. I’ll continue to update this as I find more of the work I created before.
|LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP||TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSION|
|Similarity||also, in the same way, just as … so too, likewise, similarly|
|Exception/Contrast||but, however, in spite of, on the one hand … on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, in contrast, on the contrary, still, yet|
|Sequence/Order||first, second, third, … next, then, finally|
|Time||after, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then|
|Example||for example, for instance, specifically, to illustrate, that is|
|Emphasis||even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly|
|Place/Position||above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there|
|Cause and Effect||so, therefore, consequently|
|Additional Support or Evidence||additionally, again, also, and, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, then|
|Conclusion/Summary||finally, in a word, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in summary|