For neat ideas for your next talk’s opening line, here’s a great free resource. It’s a 2-page PDF packed with almost 30 opening lines by Patricia Fripp, CSP – former president of the National Speakers’ Association in the US.
Want to connect more with your audience? And want your talk to stand out and be remembered, too? In this short series of posts, you’ll get many neat tips from expert presenters on using “analog” techniques – that is, without electronics – to help you reach those key goals.
That’s how I introduced the 1st post in this series.
Make a point far more strongly…
In this post, you’ll see superb use of a prop to make a point far more strongly than a slide alone ever could. The presenter uses a few slides and video clips, certainly, but he doesn’t let them upstage him. That in itself’s a huge takeaway from this talk! Continue reading
Consider these 2 questions for a moment:
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In this short series of posts, you’ll get many neat tips from expert presenters on using “analog” techniques (that is, without electronics). They’ll help you reach those key goals of:
For lots more ideas, also see 20+ more opening lines from Patricia Fripp in a PDF
By giving you 5 specific examples of great opening lines, this post helps you cure three of your biggest presentation headaches. Namely, how to:
- Rivet people’s attention as soon as you speak.
- Make your message memorable, so it forms a lasting impression.
- And most of all, actually motivate people,
so your talk makes a difference!