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.