Opening a Presentation

Bert Decker offers some suggestions. Among them: “Tell a story. The easiest, best and most useful speaking tool is story telling, and we dont use it enough. It is the S of our SHARP principles to keep people involved and interested as you speak, and it is the MOST USEFUL at the opening. Tell a story of yourself, or an appropriate anecdotal story that your audience can identify with. Stories are easy to tell, will help ease the pressure you feel from the opening, and will connect to your audience. Remember that as kids we always heard stories read or told to us they are easy to hear. And they make a point.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.