Public Speaking- How to deliver a stunning opening

Introduction

It is the first impression your audience receive and your opportunity to explain the main point.

Types of introduction/Openers

  • Identification with audience
  • Reference to situation
  • Greet and shock audience
  • Statement of purpose
  • Statement of importance of topic
  • Surprise audience with statics
  • Anecdotal story
  • Create verbal imagery
  • Throw out a question
  • Quotations

 Functions of Introduction

  • Get attention
  • Introduce topic
  • Provide motivation
  • Establish credibility
  • Preview speech

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