When can I say "folks" to refer the audience? (Can I use "folks" in my presentation in class?)
"Folks" in this scenario is an informal way to say "people." You can use "folks" when you are trying to sound more personable to an audience. "Folks" is an informal word and I don't really recommend that you use this for a presentation. Especially if it's a formal presentation. Ex: Folks, I ask you to reconsider my offer. Ex: Some folks are quick to judge others. Ex: Well folks, thank you so much for stopping by. "Folks" can also mean "parents." Ex: I'm going out of town to see my folks. Ex: My folks are coming over this weekend.