Question: What is the best way to open a presentation?
I am doing a session at a conference. How do you make a compelling or fun opening to get people’s attention? – Kerry
I tried several different approaches for my own presentations. Here are my 3 suggestions:
- Articulate very clearly what you want to talk about
- Start with a story or an observation related to your topic
- Start with an alarming statistic data or a quote
Really, there is no right or wrong way to approach your opening, the most important thing is to BE you! Start from that first. Share with audiences what you think and how it is beneficial and useful. Respect their time and make their time worth it by speaking from your heart as if you are having conversation.
Oh, and remember to smile. This is something I should do myself.
Good luck Kerry. Let me know how your presentation goes.