The final part of the series teaches you to open a speech through humor, by referring to the conference, or by referring to a newsworthy item.
Over the past two days, you’ve learned that the opening minutes of a presentation are often the most important. And as you know by now, the authors of The Definitive Book of Body Language have found that the audience forms 60 – 80 percent of its impression of a speaker within the first four minutes.
Therefore, I hope you’ll invest time in creating an opening that’s better than “Good morning. Thank you for inviting me here today. I’m excited to talk to you. Today’s agenda will be… (zzzzzzzz)….”
Today’s post will cover three final ways to open a presentation or speech: building off the conference theme, mentioning something in the news, and using humor....