Introductions

A good introduction should capture the audience's attention, bring them together as a group and motivate them to listen attentively to the speaker. By contrast, bad introductions can instead lead to listeners switching off before the speaker has even reached the podium.

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Enhance Your Speech With A Great Introduction

By Stephen Boyd | March 31, 2004

As a speaker, you may get nervous about being at the mercy of your introducer. If the person tries to tell a joke, has trouble reading the introduction, or leaves out key parts which you plan to respond to in your opening, you can have a tough time in the beginning of your speech.

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Fourteen Introduction Tips

By Speaking Tips | December 22, 2003

A good introduction should capture the audience's attention, bring them together as a group and motivate them to listen attentively to the speaker. We share fourteen tips to help you do just that.

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The Importance of Introductions

By Speaking Tips | November 7, 2003

Many speeches are doomed to fail before they start by poor introductions. Instead of inspiring audience enthusiasm for the speaker and their subject, bad introductions can instead lead to listeners switching off before the speaker has even reached the podium. Knowing how to introduce a speaker is an important skill and although everyone is expected to be proficient, many of us are not. Learn how to introduce a speaker with confidence

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