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How to Deliver an Effective Speech Introduction

Aug 6, 2008
As a public speaker, you know how vital it is to get your audience interested from the get go. You have to speak in such a way that it forces the audience to look at you, especially in the very beginning. Public speaking is not something that just anyone can do. It takes skills such as a positive attitude, perseverance, patience, and the ability to motivate a crowd.

To be great at public speaking, you have to be able to wow your audience from the start. This means producing a great speech introduction. You have to know your material extremely well, but know how to deliver it in a non-boring way. A great way to start an introduction speech, is by grabbing your audience's attention right away. You can do this in a number of ways. An introduction speech sample would be like sitting in a chair and standing up in the back room as you are announced, then walk across a chair or two, or even walk across a desk as you proceed to the front of the room. This will surely grab the audience since they did not expect that. Or maybe you can look at your audience as you come up front and yell some kind of instruction or message at them, expecting a response.

Another way to start out a speech introduction could be having the audience take out a piece of paper and write down a list of the most important topics you give in the speech. The expectation of knowing something valuable is going to be told to them will raise their anticipation level. You could also start off your speech with the telling of a spellbinding story that would captivate your audience, and hold their attention. If you are an enthusiastic speaker this is especially true.

If you are new to public speaking, you can learn how to start a speech, by listening to those who are experts at it. By paying attention to those who have done it for years, you'll be able to pick up a trick or two, and improve your delivery.

Having a great speech introduction and then giving your audience a reason to react to you is the key to presenting your speech. By doing this you'll find your ability at public speaking increasing and that you're gaining more speaking opportunities.
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