Jump right in?Any speech worth its salt has a great intro. Without it, there is no transition from your host and the start of your presentation. An introduction provides a starting pistol setting a tangible marker for all involved that something is starting.
T-minus thirty…As the host grabs the microphone the countdown starts until you will be onstage. Keep your introduction to 4-6 sentences noting that your host has to read it aloud and expect the introduction to take between 15-30 seconds, and for longer speeches up to one minute. Most importantly, an introduction gets you and the audience into the correct frame of mind by giving a glimpse into your topic and teases what you’ll be talking about.
Recipe for a good introA great introduction should position you as an expert on the WordPress topic you are presenting and the intro must include:
- Your full name, job title, and company;
- Speech topic and your background on the topic. For example, if you specialize in search engine optimization the intro should mention your client solutions provided with analytics, years experience, etc; and
- Emphasize the speech title