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Presentation techniques: Effective Openings

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How to effectively open your presentation and 'hook' your audience to grab their attention.

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Presentation techniques: Effective Openings

  1. 1. Effective openings
  2. 2. Effective openings • The first few minutes are the most important.
  3. 3. Effective openings • The first few minutes are the most important. • A good start inspires confidence.
  4. 4. Effective openings • The first few minutes are the most important. • A good start inspires confidence. • The speaker needs a ‘hook’ to grab attention.
  5. 5. Effective openings Three ways of ‘hooking’ your audience: 1. Some interesting facts or statistics 2. An interesting problem 3. An interesting story
  6. 6. 1 Interesting facts or statistics Did you know that the Netherlands has twice as many bicycles as cars?
  7. 7. 1 Interesting facts or statistics Did you know that the Netherlands has twice as many bicycles as cars?Research shows that, on average, mobile internet users spend nearly three hours online every day.
  8. 8. 1 Interesting facts or statistics Did you know that the Netherlands has twice as many bicycles as cars?Research shows that, on average, mobile internet users spend nearly three hours online every day. According to a recent study, around fifteen percent of the carbon released into the environment is due to deforestation.
  9. 9. 2 Interesting problem How would you react if you were given the opportunity to invest one million euros in a company of your choice?
  10. 10. 2 Interesting problem How would you react if you were given the opportunity to invest one million euros in a company of your choice? How many people here this morning feel that they are spending too much time online?
  11. 11. 2 Interesting problem How would you react if you were given the opportunity to invest one million euros in a company of your choice? How many people here this morning feel that they are spending too much time online? Suppose you were given to opportunity to go back to college, what would you study?
  12. 12. 3 Interesting story When I think about what life would be like without internet access, I …
  13. 13. 3 Interesting story When I think about what life would be like without internet access, I …I remember when I had to take my first important exam. I …
  14. 14. 3 Interesting story When I think about what life would be like without internet access, I …I remember when I had to take my first important exam. I … Have you ever been in a situation where you walk into a room and everybody starts looking at you? Well, I …
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