Your speech opener determines a lot about your presentation. The audience uses your first words as a tool to judge you and your presentation. Are you confident? Do you project credibility? Do they trust you? Do they want to listen? Will this be a standard, everyday presentation where everyone can just switch off? The answers […]
Brad Bowler had been here before. He stared at the bright screen. The beginnings of a PowerPoint slide deck. Trying to inspire his staff about the upcoming financial year. A lame attempt to motivate them. To get them excited about turning business around and kicking sales goals over the next 12 months. As Brad contemplated […]
“Good afternoon. Thank you for coming to my presentation. Today I would like to talk about ….. ” How boring is this speech opener? …And how would you feel if you were sitting in the audience?
It’s 3.07pm Friday afternoon. Mr Pickles from accounting has just finished setting up the projector. His first slide burns brightly on the wall behind him. You rub your temples… It’s time. “Good afternoon. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Larry Pickles. I’m from the accounting department. Today I’d like to […]