Introducing a Speaker

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Introducing a Speaker

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

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