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Introducing a Speaker

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This brief presentation gives you the basic tools for presenting a speaker with confidence and class

This brief presentation gives you the basic tools for presenting a speaker with confidence and class

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  • 1. H-e-r-e-’s Johnny. . . Creating an Introduction
  • 2. A Good Introduction Fuses: Subject, Audience & Speaker Intro Audience Speaker Subject
  • 3. An introduction is a “Bridge” Make a smooth transition!
  • 4. An Introduction creates “Anticipation”
  • 5. An introduction is a mini-speech 30 seconds to 2 minutes long
  • 6. S A S sy Preparation
    • S ubject—what is the topic?
    • A udience—Why would the audience be interested in the topic? (timely/important)
    • S peaker—Why this speaker?
      • Establish credibility: Experience/Education/Recognition
      • Include something warm, personal, or funny
  • 7. A Few Don’ts. . . .
    • Don’t upstage
    • Don’t talk too long
    • Don’t be too revealing
    • Don’t surprise
    • Don’t embarrass
    • Don’t lavish praise
    • Don’t use cliché’s
    • Don’t look at the speaker
    • Don’t just read. . . practice!
  • 8. Preparation, practice, now— PERFORMANCE!
    • Be relaxed, confident
    • End with speech title, speakers title & speaker’s name
    • Lead applause
    • Wait & step back
    • Shake hands, Cross behind
    • Summary Comments
  • 9. Introduction checklist
      • S ubject:
      • A udience information (timely?/important?):
      • S peaker’s Credentials (education/experience/recognition):
      • Title of Speech:
      • Title of Speaker:
      • Speaker’s Name:
      • Pronounciation:
  • 10. Your Turn!