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

One thought on “Having them before “Hello” – Effective Speech introductions

  • September 25, 2008 at 7:52 am

    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.

    Dr. Wright
    The Wright Place TV Show

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