It's a cliche talk in nearly all public speaking events, regardless of the type of the gathering (academic, business, wedding) and the level/class (top League school, fortune 500 company, 200 bucks start up).

Are there better one liners to express the same in a decent manner?

  • So, you're asking, in essence: after speaking about the next speaker, i.e. introducing him to the audience, describing his qualities, qualifications, and quietism, you want a phrase that stands in for "without keeping you waiting any longer", is that correct? Apr 17, 2015 at 7:09
  • Certainly! You described it well.
    – aspiring
    Apr 17, 2015 at 8:42
  • @aspiring What do liners mean? I cannot find the meaning in the dictionaries. If it is a mistake, then it should be corrected.
    – user109460
    Apr 17, 2015 at 8:45
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    @Amande: A "one liner" is a statement in a single sentence that doesn't need further clarification (i.e. a terse and yet complete expression), however, it's most commonly used to refer to "one line jokes". Mitch Hedberg was a very successful one liner comedian, some source material can be found here: thoughtcatalog.com/christopher-hudspeth/2013/08/…
    – Flater
    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:42
  • @Flater spot on! Amande, please check here for oxford dictionary reference on one-liner.
    – aspiring
    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:07

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I'll go with David Sedaris, and offer Live For Your Listening Pleasure...

  • Yours is alright really. But I was thinking if there are more responses.
    – aspiring
    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:19
  • Mine is tongue-in-cheek. I hope someone else answers, too. :) Apr 18, 2015 at 5:45

If you've already completed the guest's summary biography, excerpted encomiums, etc., etc., there's no reason you can't move on immediately to

So now, please welcome ...


Delay aside = alternative to "without further ado"

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    I don't recognise this expression, Joasnda. Please add supporting evidence. May 29, 2018 at 8:27

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