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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve written about ways to start a presentation in “ How to start a presentation ” and “ A good introduction/opener.”

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How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. So how do you effectively open a speech or presentation? . There are a number of effective ways to open a speech or presentation. I will be periodically adding more opening tips. The audience is seated.

Place an open circle around something to emphasize it: Creating open shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Here are the steps to create an open circle: Draw an oval. Right-click the top point and choose Open Path. Did you find this post useful?

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Acceptance speeches improved by strong openings

Speak Schmeak

Here's just one example of how taking out the fillers can make a huge difference in the opening punch of a speech. Holy cow!" "Oh Oh my gosh!"

Open your presentation with a startling fact.

Executive Speech Coach

Notice the precise choice of words in his opening. presentation opening video. They grab attention and set the context of his presentation. Nicely done. TED talk

November 12for12 Challenge: Pump up your opening and closing

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our eleventh challenge: Pump up your opening and closing. Level 1: Just have an opening and closing. Open with a question.

Remaining open, curious

Pivotal Public Speaking

Gardner Murphy. quotations inspiration

Remaining open, curious

Pivotal Public Speaking

Gardner Murphy. quotations inspiration

Lousy opening to your presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Lousy opening to your presentation The purpose of your opening is to build interest in your presentation. Guess I’m a little jet lagged.

A good introduction/opener

PowerPoint Tips

The entire opening should only take a minute or two. When you’re done, you’ll have a great opener to your presentation!

Communication Strategies: Openness

The Communication Blog

Openness in interpersonal communication is a person’s willingness to self-disclose——to reveal information about himself or herself as appropriate. Openness also includes a willingness to listen openly and to react honestly to the messages of others. This does not mean that openness is always appropriate. 195–196). link].

Open Your Heart to Speak from your Heart at Weddings

Speaking Freely

Once in a while, I have the pleasure of working with someone who is giving a speech at a wedding.

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How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

Imagine opening your presentation by immediately engaging your audience. Which one of these openings will you use? Start with a quote.

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Virtual networking: Open the circle

Speak Schmeak

Instead of creating your comfort zone of friends and colleague and standing in a virtual "closed circle," open the circle and invite new people in.

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Don't Neglect Your Opening and Closing

Executive Speech Coach

His opening line was, “So what I’m gonna try to do…” Would he start an ad with such a limp phrase? close presentation mistakes presentation opening The speaker understood the concept of beginning – middle – end. But he didn’t practice that in the delivery of his speech. He failed to deliverer an effective beginning and end. Ironic.

Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening

Speaking about Presenting

When do you put your conclusion in the opening? A long time ago I attended a presentation on ostrich farming. Here’s why: 1. mind set.

39 famous speeches by women to open #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

speech in 1851, and that's no mistake: For many of those years, women in many cultures were forbidden to speak in public. 1873: Susan B. 1909: Ida B.

3 Keys to a Powerful Opening — Even If You “Put Audiences to Sleep”

Succeed Speaking

That’s how Dr. Elliot Krane opened his TED talk earlier this year… and I think it was brilliant! Three tips for a powerful opening.

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Guest Posting: Speech Openings, by Alan Stevens

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Alan Stephens’ Presentation Tip of the Week Alan Stevens is the current President of the Global Speakers Federation. He is a PR Professional and expert on media and communications. His company ,The Media Coach, covers both traditional and social media. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting

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Bad Opening Lines to Your Speech: 10 Mistakes to Avoid

Executive Speech Coach

Imagine if you could deliver an opening to your presentation that was that effective. But first you need to banish these disaster lines from the opening of your speech. Avoid these opening line mistakes in your presentation. This is a dumb and confusing opening line. Bad Opening Lines to Your Speech: 10 Mistakes to Avoid.

Registration open for 'Be The Eloquent Woman' workshop in Amsterdam

The Eloquent Woman

The other two pre-conference sessions are on speechwriting, and on cartooning for speechwriters. workshops and events

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Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

Your opening often determines just how much of your presentation the audience is going to “tune in&# for. These are by no means the only effective ways to open. Again, these are simply suggestions of other effective techniques to use to open a speech or presentation. 2) A Statistic - Not a boring statistic. Pause).

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Being Open Is Risky Business - But the Alternative Is Riskier

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  They are choices that close you off to your potential audiences rather than opening you up to them.    Everyone closes down when it’s most important to be open.    If you're preparing a presentation, then, go for openness.   Be open to the audience.    The result? 

How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

I have another post, called A good introduction/opener , that has more information on this topic. Content beginning introduction opener start

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Disastrous Opening to the Conference

Executive Speech Coach

That was the opening statement from the conference chair at 9:20 am. Hello Finally, the opening keynote speaker was introduced.

How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabbing Pizzazz and.

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, February 20, 2011 How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabbing Pizzazz and Close with Memorable Oomph Free Audio Class - Feb. Do you want to electrify your listeners with a magnetic opening? ▼ February (7) Superior Presentations: Wayne Terry Feedback How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabb.

3 Sales Presentation Openers to Avoid

Executive Speech Coach

More recently, I viewed a series of sales demonstrations and all but one of the four sales team opened their presentation the same way. Here are three openers you need to avoid using when starting a sales presentation. The vast majority of sales presentations I have seen open with the seller talking about their company.

How to design your talks to engage an audience without resorting to nudity

Kate's Voice

communication Speaking vocal delivery intention nudity opening and closing public speaking tips Storytelling However, […].

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Body Language Quick Takes – How to Spot Openness

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  My first attitude is opennessOpenness begins with the face.    The person’s eyes are open wide, and focused on you; her eyebrows may be raised; her face is turned toward you.    They can be open or crossed, and her feet can be pointed toward you or away from you.    02.

Power Presentations Tip 46: Open and Close with Silence

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Power Presentations Tip 46: Open and Close with Silence Open and Close with Silence Your presentation starts before you open your mouth. Speaking too soon diminishes your opening presence and power. To deliver a stronger presentation, open and close with silence. Email This BlogThis!

Three ways you should never start your presentation

Speak Schmeak

Mehrabian Openings and Closings Pet Peeves Quick Fixes Research Ready? People fear public speaking more than they fear death. Well, it''s bunk.

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Is there an open-mouthed school of acting?

Max Atkinson

Is open-mouthed acting being taught in drama schools? I too have observed the (female) open-mouth school of acting. If so, why?

Career Crash 2003: Breaking open to way too much choice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The career crash establishes a platform for professional homeruns we never anticipated hitting because it breaks us open

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Lessons from the Olympics: Turning a mistake into a win

Speak Schmeak

If you watched the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, you noticed that there was a snafu with the display of the Olympic rings, when an electronic snowflake that was supposed to expand into the fifth ring never opened. But unlike the opening ceremony, the fifth ring finally expanded and joined the rest. Funny guy.

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Basic Speech Geometry

Manner of Speaking

… An opening sentence must be catchy, a grabber — powerful. I believe that a speech should be circular. Our speeches should do the same.

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Why you need to be open - and how to do it

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

This is the 5th podcast in the Trust Me:  Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma series - why you need to be open, and how to do it.    Especially as our lives get more and more virtual, it's useful to recall the basics of openness -- and here I do so in about 4.5 minutes.    Enjoy!

Start your presentation BIG

PowerPoint Tips

Content begin a presentation context open a presentation start a presentation summary Presenters often ask how to start a presentation.

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Open Your Presentation Like Restaurant Greeters

Executive Speech Coach

How to open your speech? The served as perfect examples of what the opening of your presentation should do.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 145)

Manner of Speaking

Quotes for Public Speakers Opening public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Scott Berkun silenceScott Berkun.

21 tips to improve your presentations right now

Speak Schmeak

Punch up your openings and closings. Adding to one's public speaking "bag of tricks" is a constant effort. Videotape or audio record yourself.

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