Many speakers make the mistake of not creating an introduction to their speech (by this, I mean the introduction that is typically read by someone else before you being speaking). A good introduction can warm up the audience and get them excited about your topic before you take the stage.
An introduction has several benefits:
- It tells the audience who you are and why you’re speaking.
- It allows you to inform the audience of your achievements and accomplishments without looking like you’re bragging.
- If you’ve written a book or are selling products at the event, you’re introducer can inform the audience (and you may even get an endorsement).
So next time you’re giving a speech, put a little extra thought into your speech introduction. You’ll be glad you did.
Having them before “Hello” – Effective Speech introductions
James Feudo owns the Boston Web Design Agency JVF Solutions and loves blogging about personal development and communication in his spare time.
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I always bring a copy of my intro for whoever is introducing me. Then they are saying exactly what I want them to say. I also have my bio info set up so that if they read that, it is perfect for an audience to know what I am doing.
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