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. The post How to Open a Speech or Presentation appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets.

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. We grow our connections by opening the circle. As I've written here before, I can be shy at networking events.

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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. An example - one that I often use to open a presentaiton dealing with public speaking: &# It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.&# – Mark Twain. The audience is seated.

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

PowerPoint Tips

Craig’s post, “ Start strong — 3 gripping ways to open your talk ,” is important because people tune out quickly if they think your presentation will be boring or irrelevant. Content a presentation begin open a talk start a presentation

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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. In fact, too much openness is likely to lead to a decrease in your relationship satisfaction. Communicating Openness. openness communication strategies

Acceptance speeches improved by strong openings

Speak Schmeak

As I believe most bloggers who write about the Academy Awards acceptance speeches today are writing about speeches as a whole, I've decided to focus on speech openings. Here's just one example of how taking out the fillers can make a huge difference in the opening punch of a speech.

How to open your talk with a question

Speaking about Presenting

Do you sometime struggle to decide how to open your presentations? I was, of course, analyzing Mohammed’s techniques and one thing that I noticed is how he opened his talks. So what strategic question might you use to open your next presentation?

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November 12for12 Challenge: Pump up your opening and closing

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our eleventh challenge: Pump up your opening and closing. Openings, while often overlooked and left to chance, are one of the more important areas of your presentation. I'm going to suggest right now that you avoid these methods of opening your presentation.

London 2012. Olympic Opening Ceremony. 7 points for presenters

The Presenter's Blog

London 2012 delivered the opening of the 30th Olympic Games, and with it’s magnificent Opening Ceremony, also demonstrated seven olympic sized ideas for building presentations: 1. Put heavy hitters first and last to create a powerful opening and a memorable conclusion.

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A good introduction/opener

PowerPoint Tips

The entire opening should only take a minute or two. Here are some other ideas for openers: Ask your audience a question and ask them to raise hands in reply. When you’ve written your introduction/opening, rewrite it and edit it until you like it.

Acceptance speeches improved by strong openings

Speak Schmeak

As I believe most bloggers who write about the Academy Awards acceptance speeches today are writing about speeches as a whole, I've decided to focus on speech openings. Here's just one example of how taking out the fillers can make a huge difference in the opening punch of a speech.

open thread – January 5-6, 2018

Duarte Blog

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. You may also like: I get angry when my coworkers make mistakes I’m worried my manager has lost confidence in me resigning via cod, a glorious out-of-office message, and other quitting stories open thread – January 5-6, 2018 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. open threads

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Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories

SlideModel

Let’s begin the journey of whats, whys, hows and ifs of turning your data into eye-opening stories. If these reasons do not convince you already, let’s a look at some eye-opening stats here: Image Source: Fast Company : Why Our Brains Crave Storytelling In Marketing.

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Open your presentation with Pizzazz

Executive Speech Coach

Open Your Presentation With Pizzazz Howto win the audience at the beginning of your presentation Why is the opening so important? The opening to your presentation is critical to your success. You shouldn’t be surprised that poor speakers have poor openings.

Open systems born of counter-culture (redux)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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Strong openings: shocking statistics

Speak Schmeak

When we talk about strong openings for a presentation, we are usually referring to the following methods to get the audience emotionally or physically involved with your presentation right from the beginning: 1. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Openings and Closings

Sloppy TEDx Presentation Opening

Executive Speech Coach

I quit that TEDx video after 2 minutes… There was nothing in his opening to grab our attention, demonstrate that we should listen to him or even respect him. "Hi Everyone, ah , Thank you for your time today. It’s, ah , very daunting to get up here after those wonderful talks this afternoon.

Open and Shut

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Featured Photography

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. Your opening is like the opening paragraph of an article or the first chapter in your book. Nothing he said in his opening did that.

Create a NICE opening and a RICH close, so…

Kate's Voice

intention Speaking vocal delivery delivery Nancy Duarte opening and closing public speaking tips vocal impactTwo of the most important components of great communication are how you start and how you finish. This is as true for a phone conversation or a WebEx as it is for public speaking. In the first few minutes, your audience or conversation partners are making judgments about how and who you are and they [.].

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. Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. TED talk

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. As the owner of an advertising agency, he explained that every ad follows a storyline and every story has a beginning, middle and end.

Disastrous Opening to the Conference

Executive Speech Coach

That was the opening statement from the conference chair at 9:20 am. He probably didn’t care or even realize that we might feel annoyed with the delayed opening. Hello Finally, the opening keynote speaker was introduced. His opening slide was the word “Hello”.

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Contest

Humor Power

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic Contest. Humor In Speaking Open Mic Contest standup comedyThe Second-Annual. Sponsored by PowerHouse Pros. Don’t miss this fun night of laughter. Monday, November 30, at 6:15 pm. Special Persentation: What Agents are Lookng for in a Comedian. The location is 920 Pilot Road in Las Vegas. Join us for an evening of fun. If you miss it…we will have the last laugh!

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Why you need to open with a bang

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients was talking about her initial nervousness when she gives a presentation and how much it would help her to have a better opening. But we don't talk about the benefits to the speaker of having a strong opening.

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Princeton University - Speechwriting Opening

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The position serves the president of the University. Here are details and how to apply. careers

E-Mail Blasts - Your Clickbait Prevents Opens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why those clickbait-oriented campaigns are not having a high open rate. Too many newbie email marketers assume that the subject line has to be clickbait. Dead wrong, at least if that catchy phrase doesn't indicate what is being sold and its benefits to the prospect.

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"Opens Up" - That headline about Kelly Ripa

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is no such entity as "opening up." So, it's a joke when headlines such as in USA Today read that television star, Kelly Ripa, "opens up." Only a fool actually opens up in the media era. This is the media era.

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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! Could you imagine Zig Ziglar delivering that opener? Three tips for a powerful opening. What’s your favorite opening from a speaker? (It

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Job Opening at Uber: General Counsel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chief executive officer at Uber Travis Kalanick announced that he is conducting an external search for the company's next general counsel. Here are the details from Recode. Its former general counsel Salle Yoo has transitioned to another role within Uber.

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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. If any speech should come from the heart, it would be a wedding toast. Last week a delightful man, I’ll call him Daniel, came for help with giving the speech of his life at his [.].

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Tammy Baldwin Election Results: Democrat Becomes First Openly Gay Senator

TJ Walker Interactive

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Marketing - "Fun" Is Open Niche in The New Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once ignored, those in over-50 demographic are being chased by marketers. Already, as always happens, there are glutted categories such as "great places to retire" and adult bladder-control underwear.

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Before you open your mouth

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Before You Open Your Mouth: The Keys to Great Public Speaking is well-worth reading. Here’s a wonderful 10-page ‘manifesto’ by communication and speech coach Nick Morgan posted to the ChangeThis website. Morgan asks: Why is most public speaking so awful? Beyond soulless venues and Death by Power Point, speakers make the same four mistakes over and over [.].

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. He’s also a member of the British Computer Society, and broadcasts regularly on technology and consumer [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting

Job openings

Joan Detz Speaker Services

AmyLu Riley writes that her company now posts more information about available jobs. Learn about work options at www.grayloon.com/careers. Current hiring need? An SEO Website Copywriter

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Job opening

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Do you know of any website writers with solid SEO experience? If so, a former speechwriting seminar attendee (and a terrific client!) would love to receive their resumes. . She’s looking to hire a good full-time person (no freelancers for this job). . Resumes should go to ariley@grayloon.com

Thought Leadership - Transforming "Over" Into "Opening"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In short, job number-one for thought leaders, dealing with values (such as David Brooks with his "Road to Character") , is to transform "over" into "open."

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Co-Working Space opens up in Sioux Falls

Dahle Communication

Sioux Falls, South Dakota is still a fairly small town. The population is about 156,000 with the surrounding metro area of about 235,000. While this is easily the largest city in South Dakota (with a population of around 800,000) it is still small compared to a lot of other cities. There are clearly advantages to Sioux Falls still being a small town. The drive to work is usually quite short, there is not a lot of traffic, crime is very low and our educational system is top notch.

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. It was pleasantly interesting because I love animals but I didn’t really get the point – after all I wasn’t planning on being an ostrich farmer.

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. “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” – Will Rogers.

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Remaining open, curious

Pivotal Public Speaking

“The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage — to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature — is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.&#.

Remaining open, curious

Pivotal Public Speaking

“The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage — to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature — is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.&#.