Join Laura Bergells for an in-depth discussion in this video Handling common opening mistakes, part of Public Speaking Foundations.
The first words out of your mouth are the most important words of your…entire presentation.…This is where you have the best opportunity to earn the attention and interest…of your audience, right away.…In another video we discussed five strong openings.…In contrast, let's talk about the four worst things that often come flying out…of a speaker's mouth during the all-important first few seconds of a business presentation.…One of the most surprisingly taboo statements is to say a few trite sentences.…Here is an example. "Hello! Thank you for the warm introduction.…
It's really great to be here."…How many times have you heard a speaker say something like this?…An audience tends to mentally check out during those first few awkward sentences.…Instead, try this exercise.…Record the first few minutes of your speech. Start by saying a few polite words…and then try using a more powerful cold opening technique.…Once you see, hear, and feel the difference, you'll never go back to offering…your audience an awkward or insincere nicety when you can wow them with your…
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- Identifying your audience
- Developing credibility
- Introducing an agenda
- Exploring five strong opening techniques
- Developing great body language
- Understanding room dynamics
- Handling questions and answers
- Getting feedback<br><br>
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