To Start A Speech or A Presentation
Edited By Taidin
introduction of your speech is your "first impression" for the
audience. A poor introduction can signal problems for the rest of the
speech. Therefore, it is vital that you always make it a point that
your speech introduction is an attention-getter enough.
Here is how you should start your speech or presentation:
Attract the Audience's Attention & Interest
But, just getting their attention
enough! You have to make them want to listen to your speech. So, give
the audience a compelling reason why they should listen. Otherwise,
it's doubtful that you will keep their attention for very long.
2. Use Effective Attention
statistics - make sure that they are
both shocking and easily understood.
Quotations - keep
them brief and to the point. Relate everything to the audience.
Stories - keep them short and
3. Keep Your Introduction Brief
it is too long, you will begin to lose the audience's attention. A good
rule of thumb is that your introduction should not be more than
10-15% of the total speech.
Remember! The Key to A Winning
Presentation: Win it before the