Is it possible for me to use あの人は その人は この人は to address somebody (instead of using their name) who is beside me because i'm doing a presentation and i'm required to describe somebody but that person will also be there to describe himself. If it is possible which one is the most suitable? Or is there any other way to adress them

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    What is the relation between you, that other person, and the audience?
    – macraf
    Sep 6, 2017 at 19:52
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    I would probably use 彼。(かれ)which means "he". Sep 6, 2017 at 20:28
  • Female counterpart of かれ is 彼女{かのじょ}. Gender neutral would probably be something like この人.
    – ajsmart
    Sep 6, 2017 at 20:45

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この人 etc are OK, but could sound a little too casual and intimate for to some extent formal situations. Basically, 彼 or 彼女 are safer in those cases.

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