Hi brad and artisan president of champion strategies with our ongoing series on public speaking on the last video we were talking about you being selected to introduce the keynote or the main speaker.
It’s often noted that a celebrity speaker can be mediocre, and yet the audience can report that it had a good time.
The reason is that the celebrity has already been introduced to the audience.
The audience knows a celebrity by advanced reputation.
The work of a good introduction is to raise the speaker to a celebrity status, for the purpose of that occasion always end with an applause line for the speaker.
So please join me in walking and john doe to allow the speaker time to get up on stage and ready to go.
It’s also a very good idea to shake the speaker’s hand as he or she goes by on the way to the lectern shaking another person’s hand, is grounded comforting and will help the speaker get off to a good start.
I know you’re saying in this age of covet shaking hands are out, but can we do some type of elbow connection, something with the forearm somewhere, where the people in the audience knows that there’s a relationship between you introducing the speaker and the speaker themselves now in Terms of body language, the handshake gives the audience a sense that he, the speaker, is close to the introducer and is a representative of the audience.
So the speaker and the introducer are, as one now don’t neglect the introduction.
It’s up to the speaker to prepare a good introduction and speakers prepare good ones.
Don’t assume that folks in charge will have a credible intro ready to go for you, make it easy for them.
Write your introduction yourself.
I’ve been doing that for decades.
You need the boost so that you can show up in front of the audience with credibility, trust likability without a carefully prepared script.
Here’s what can go wrong at best.
The person introducing you barely reads: your bio.
That was printed from your website.
At worst, you get introduced by an enthusiastic ad libber and they start saying all kinds of things carrying on the introduction to a point where it should have been way back now.
That’s no fault of your own, but what’s supposed to be charming when someone goes on with jokes or anything too long just get the introduction on get the audience excited, so you can get going now the rest of the introduction by some people, if you don’t give It to him is going to be lost in verbal shuffle.
If you will, the wrong host gets the wrong facts.
The sentence structure is unfamiliar.
They leave things out like your latest book.
If you want to get an introduction right and then avoid all of this, you need to do it yourself now something that’s coming down the pike that you might be interested and even a little bit more comfortable with is a dvd or a video introduction.
The video will put you in the best possible light and get the audience keyed up to see you.
You can do this very carefully.
Scripted, three-minute, video and the cost can be quite reasonable.
In any case, you should mentally make sure that the cost of the introduction is going to be worth the time of you being there and don’t allow for any errors.
That’s why you do it yourself now, who should go into these three minutes.
Ask the question, because some people say why not five, why not ten? Why something less, if you are doing it, have a person with a great voiceover behind you and bellows out, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome yet you’ll get the applause.
It’s all about the quality.
When you can control the quality of how someone’s going to be introduced at a particular function, it goes a long way in making sure that the right speech is going to be given to the right people at the right time.
Once again branded artisan president of champion strategies with our ongoing series of public speaking and as always in party, why don’t you go out and make it a champion? .