Yet More Options For You: “Transitional Phrases”

Please take note that these various lists of transitional phrases help in sermon construction as it relates to “Topoi.” 

They have the potential of generating new and different thoughts as to where you might bring the audience in thinking about that verse.

 

For Example: Using — “Actually, none of the above”

Most of the time we have options to resolve problems and pressures.  Young person, as you go into that college classroom to take that test, you had options as to how to best succeed and pass it.

You could study the material the night before.
You could study the material real hard and early.
You could have organized a study team to go over the material with you.
You could bring in some cheat notes.
You could look over at someone else’s paper.
You might be able to ask those who took the test earlier what was on it.
You could show up sick to get in some more study time.
You can pray and ask for a miracle.
You can just take your medicine and refuse to cheat any do none of the above

When you are under pressure, you can try to pull yourself from out under the pressure, or you can stay under it and mature.  James says, stay under it — don’t move from out under, mature.  Let “patience” — “staying under it”  have its perfecting work.

 

or

Daniel had options.
Shadrack, Meshack, Abednego had options.

He could have . . . . .
They could have . . . . . .

What did he do — actually none of the above.
What did they do — actually none of the above.

 

 

391 Transitional Phrases
(compiled by Rob Powell robpowellbizblog.com)

A good rule of thumb is to…

A troubling thought, isn’t it?

Actually, none of the above.

All you need to do here is…

And as you might expect

And boom! You’re there.

And here’s the part that’s tough to swallow:

And here’s the really cool part:

And here’s the really disturbing question:

And honestly,

And I was good to go

And I won’t lie to you…

And it bothers me

And it’s disturbing

And let me be clear about something:

And let me be clear…

And like I said:

And look at this:

And now I want to show you another…

And once you have a handle on that…

And perhaps a bit unsettling?

And that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do

And that’s not all:

And that’s what really matters

And the best way to do that?

And the result?

And the worst part?

And this time you hit the jackpot.

And to prove it, here is…

And today I’m going to share one of my favorites:

And we don’t stop there:

And while we’re at it…

And you can do the same thing.

And you’re done!

As I mentioned earlier,

As I said before:

As if that’s not enough…

As it turns out,

As much as I love…

As you can see…

As you know,

As you might expect…

As you might imagine…

As you saw earlier,

Bang! You’ve been hit with…

Before we dive into the…

Before you do…

Before you get started though,

Bingo!

Bold promise? Definitely.

But before I jump into the details…

But come on, who are you going to believe?

But don’t rely on…

But for now, let’s focus on…

But hang on a minute…

But here’s a question for you:

But here’s the best news:

But here’s the deal:

But here’s the idea:

But here’s the kicker:

But I didn’t stop there:

But I hate to break it to ya…

But I must let you in on a secret:

But I was wrong.

But I’m getting way ahead of myself:

But if you take the time to…

But if you’re a…

But it wasn’t true.

But it’s a mistake.

But more important than that…

But not just any…

But one thing’s for sure:

But that’s just part of the story.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

But that’s only part of it.

But the best part?

But the big question is:

But the most important part?

But the problem is:

But there’s a catch:

But there’s a nifty trick you can use…

But there’s good news.

But there’s more:

But there’s not. It’s totally real.

But think about it this way…

But was it easy?

But what I REALLY like about this…

But what if you want to…

But what if you…

But why stop there?

But, I have to admit…

But, I tell you what:

But, that’s not all:

But, that’s only half the story…

But, there’s one more thing:

By now, you’re probably wondering…

Can I be honest for a second?

Can I be painfully honest with you for a moment?

Can I be straight up with you?

Can I be straight up with you?

Can I tell you my worst nightmare?

Can I tell you something?

Can this be true?

Check it out:

Consider this fact:

Considering that…

Contrary to popular belief…

Could it really be possible…

Despite what you may have heard…

Did you ever notice that when you…

Do you realize how incredibly precious that is?

Do you see how huge this is?

Does that mean you should avoid…

Does this make sense to you?

Don’t be thrown off by…

Don’t beat around the bush.

Don’t forget to include…

Don’t underestimate the power…

Easy, right?

Ever noticed how ____?

Far fetched? Not at all.

For the first time, it dawns on you…

For the record…

Fortunately…

Get started and see what happens.

Granted,

Guess how much that…

Has this happened to you?

Have you ever wished…?

Have you noticed?

Here are some simple, yet powerful…

Here is something else to keep in mind:

Here’s something else:

Here’s something you probably don’t know:

Here’s what this is all about:

Here’s a quick story that…

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:

Here’s an example:

Here’s how it works:

Here’s how to do it:

Here’s how to get more…

Here’s how to use both:

Here’s how to use it…

Here’s how you can do the same thing:

Here’s one more cold, hard truth:

Here’s one thing I’ve learned from…

Here’s something else:

Here’s something we can both agree on:

Here’s the craziest part:

Here’s what I mean:

Here’s what you’ll learn…

Here’s where you answer the question:

How about you?

How can you do the same thing?

How can you get around this problem?

How did I do it?

How?

I could go on and on.

I don’t know about you, but

I don’t need to tell you that…

I have great news:

I know what you’re thinking:

I know, you’re probably skeptical. Right?

I saved the best for last.

I suppose you could…

I think you’ll agree with me when I say…

I thought so.

I was stunned,

I’ll also be straight up with you…

I’ll explain with an example:

I’ll explain.

I’ll show you everything you need to know about …

I’ll show you exactly how to…

I’ll show you how to ( ) in a minute.

I’ll show you how to do that right now.

I’m not exaggerating when I say…

I’m not saying you have to…

If that’s not upsetting enough,

If we’re being honest,

If you’re like most people…

If you’re serious about…

If you’re struggling…

If you’re wondering how on earth…

If you’ve ever wondered:

In my experience,

In my experience…

In my opinion,

In this post, I’m going to walk you through…

Inspiring, right?

Interesting, right?

It begins with a feeling of…

It gets better / worse.

It happens all the time.

It sounds simple. And it is.

It’s funny:

It’s hard to do.

It’s hard to say.

It’s no secret that

It’s not fun to think about,

Just be aware…

Just for the record…

Just think about it:

Keep in mind that…

Keep reading and you’ll find out…

Keep reading…

Key Takeaway:

Let me ask you a question:

Let me be a bit more specific:

Let me explain what I mean:

Let me just quickly recap:

Let me share a secret with you:

Let me show you exactly how this works:

Let me show you how it’s done:

Let me switch gears here for a moment:

Let me take a wild guess:

Let me tell you a little story.

Let me tell you how it happened for me…

Let’s take that a step further:

Let’s break each element down:

Let’s break each of these down.

Let’s dive right in…

Let’s do a little experiment.

Let’s do this!

Let’s get this show on the road:

Let’s just take it one step at a time.

Let’s say you wanted to…

Let’s step through the criteria.

Let’s talk about how…

Let’s talk about that next…

Like I mentioned above,

Like it or not,

Look:

Meanwhile…

More important than that…

More on that in a moment.

Most people don’t know there’s a…

Most people think…

My answer:

My response:

My suggestion:

Next I’m going to show you some…

Nice work.

No doubt you’ve seen them:

No wonder

No, in all seriousness,

Not bad.

Not only that, but…

Not to say everything is sunflowers and daffodils here

Now here comes the good part:

Now I want to turn it over to you:

Now it’s time for another…

Now it’s time for me to share…

Now it’s time to dive into one of the most…

Now that you’ve created…

Now that you’ve got them…

Now what?

Now, a caveat:

Now, before I get into the nitty-gritty details

Now, here’s the big question:

Now, listen to this very carefully:

Now, of course…

Now, we come to the reason for this

Of course, like anything in…

Of course, the obvious question is

Oh, and a few final points before we move on:

Oh, and did I mention…

OK so you have a kick-butt…

OK, confession time:

Okay, enough.

On the contrary,

On the other hand…

One important caveat:

Or at least that’s the idea.

Other than that,…

Personally, I find it disturbing.

Picture this:

Putting it all together,

Remember that

Scary, isn’t it?

Short answer:

Simple yet effective

Simple:

Simply stated…

Slap!

Smack!

So get to work.

So let’s briefly cover them:

So make sure to…

So read on…

So what can you do to…

So why not ____?

So you have two options:

So, here’s what you do:

So, it was worth it. No question.

So, let’s dive in:

So, you might wonder… how?

Sound cool?

Strange feeling, isn’t it?

Surprising, right?

That might sound complicated, but it isn’t.

That said,

That’s all that really matters.

That’s it.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t…

That’s one hell of a promise.

That’s the bad news.

That’s the theory.

But what does the data say?

That’s what I’m going to cover …

That’s when you know that…

That’s why you often see…

That’s why you want to…

The bad news?

The best part?

The bottom line?

The downside?

The first step?

The first thing you want to do is…

The first thing you’ll notice about…

The good news?

The interesting part is…

The only thing that’s changed is…

The point here isn’t to…

The problem with _____?

The problem?

The question is:

Their secret?

There are a few reasons:

There’s a reason why.

There’s even a shortcut.

There’s no denying it:

There’s no doubt about it:

There’s no other way to put this:

There’s no way around it:

There’s only one problem with this approach:

There’s only one thing left to do:

These are just a few…

Think about it:

Think of it like this:

This is a HUGE mistake.

This is crazy:

This is pretty straightforward:

This is simple…but darn effective.

This makes sense if you think about it:

This might come as a surprise, but…

This, my friend, is one of the fundamentals of…

To be clear,

To be fair

To be honest…

To do that, you need to…

To understand that

Trouble is …

Truth be told…

Very cool.

Want to learn how to

Well today, all that changes

Well, here it is.

Well, I can give you my thoughts.

Well, I can show you.

Well, I’ll tell you.

Well, it’s time to…

Well, that’s exactly what I’m going to cover …

Well… good news and bad news.

Well…it depends.

Well…not really.

Wham!

What do I mean?

What if I told you there’s a…

What you might not know is…

What’s happening here?

What’s more likely is that…

What’s next?

What’s the big secret I’m talking about?

When it comes to…

Which leads me to my next tip…

Which means that…

Why does this work so well?

Why is this helpful?

Why is this important?

Why? Well, for starters:

With all that said,

Without further ado,

You already know that…

You can do the same thing.

You guessed it:

You may be wondering

You might be wondering:

You yearn for…

You’d think there must be some hidden catch, right?

You’ve heard it countless times:

You’ve probably heard of…

You’ve seen it . . . .

 


 

Another 101 “Transtional Phrases”

1. As you carefully scan each and every word of this page…

2. As you may have noticed…

3. Aside from that, one thing’s for sure

4. And that doesn’t take into account the fact that…

5. And heres some great news for you:

6. And to prove it, here is…

7. A word of caution:

8. Astonishing, isnt it?

9. And remember…

10. And thats not all…

11. And best of all…

12. And whats worse…

13. But before I jump into the details, let me say this…

14. Back to what I was saying…

15. But don’t take my word for it…

16. But I must let you in on a secret…

17. Before we go any further, I want to set something straight…

18. But you’re still unsure? You’d rather be safe than sorry?

19. But what if you could…

20. But make no mistake about it…

21. But wait, it didn’t stop there…

22. But if you’re still not convinced, let me SWEETEN the deal for you…

23. Bear with me, because I’m going to show you how…

24. But there is just one small catch…

25. But more on that later…

26. But that’s not all… Far from it!

27. But you know what else?

28. But wait! You have seen NOTHING yet…

29. Bottom line is…

30. But how do you know if (Insert Your Product Name) is for you?

31. But it doesn’t stop there, either.

32. But don’t worry…

33. Consider this:

34. Can this be true? 35. Can you imagine how great that feels? 36. Can you really afford not to… 37. Do you follow me so far?

38. Does this make sense to you?

39. Dont forget…

40. For example…

41. For instance…

42. Fair enough?

43. Here’s the real kicker:

44. Here’s the story:

45. Here’s something you probably don’t know about…

46. Heck, you dont even need…

47. Here are some examples…

48. However, the problem is…

49. How can you beat that?

50. Hang on to your seat because…

51. Have you heard enough?

52. Heres what else Ill do for you…

53. How?

54. I’m not kidding…

55. If you think it’s nothing, think again…

56. I know, you’re probably skeptical. Right?

57. I can’t stress this enough…

58. In the next 5 minutes…

59. In truth…

60. It all comes down to this…

61. Just imagine…

62. Just let this sink in for a minute…

63. Let me ask you this question…

64. Lets face it…

65. Look at it this way…

66. Let me show you exactly how this works:

67. Let me explain…

68. Let me give you a bit of an idea of…

69. Let me show you how dead serious I am…

70. Let me be a bit more specific…

71. Let me just quickly recap…

72. Listen, I’m not kidding around…

73. Now, youre probably wondering…

74. Now, tell me…

75. OK, I’m nearly done, but…

76. OK, let me repeat that…

77. OK, I know what youre thinking…

78. OK. You might be asking…

79. Reality is…

80. Seriously, put some thought into this…

81. Still not convinced?

82. So instead of wishful thinking…

83. So, here’s what else is in store for you…

84. So hang on while I explain…

85. Think about it…

86. The fact is…

87. The best part is that…

88. To top it off…

89. That’s just the tip of the iceberg

90. Theres a saying…

91. This is really cool…

92. The result?

93. Why?

94. What does all this mean to you?

95. Whats more…

96. Want to see how it works right now?

97. What makes this so special?

98. Want proof?

99. You see…

100. Youre going to love this…

101. Yes, you read that right…

 

Several More:

As if that’s not enough
Best of all
But wait there’s more
By now
By the way
Even better
Good news!
Here’s why
Meanwhile
Nevertheless
No wonder
On the other hand
What’s more
You see
Think about it
But that’s just part of the story
These are just a few
It’s true
No wonder
Think about it

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