“Without further ado, allow me to present our keynote speaker, Ms. Jessa Montgomery!”
You are hosting a conference. Now it's time to introduce the main speaker. You've already talked about a few other items of business, so now you let the audience know that the speaker is going to start.
Without further ado, allow me to present our keynote speaker, Ms. Jessa Montgomery!
"Without further ado" is a very formal way of beginning some public event. It means that you're going to start the main event now.
Without further ado, please welcome... Justin Bieber!
You can use this phrase:
- to introduce a speaker at a conference
- when you are about to reveal an important new product at a meeting
- to invite a musician onto the stage at a concert
This is one way to introduce someone:
Allow me to present Nasir Dana, our Chief Technology Officer.
You can use this when you're introducing someone to an audience, or introducing two people directly to each other.
This phrase is similar to "Allow me to introduce ___" but it has an even more formal sound.
Notice that you use the person's first and last name. It would sound strange to hear "Allow me to present" with just someone's first name.
A "keynote speaker" at a conference or convention is one of the main speakers. They are the most popular, well-known, or well-respected people at that event.
Our keynote speaker is the C.E.O. of the Brown Group International.