Speech Introduction Tips

Typing Toastmasters Speech Introduction
A well constructed speech introduction gets the audience excited for the topic and speaker. Poor introductions inspire the audience to look at the agenda to see who’s coming up…later.

Demand the attention from your audience by producing an introduction that keeps the audience in suspense and whets their appetite to focus on your speech. Here are five steps to do that.

  1. Put yourself in the place of the Toastmaster – The Toastmaster of the Day (the MC or Master of Ceremonies) may not get the opportunity to read your introduction…until your introduction time occurs. Plan your introduction around… Read Full Post »

MC Reading IntroThe first 30 seconds before your speech begins are just as important as the first 30 seconds after you begin speaking. These 30 seconds set the stage for your audience for what they should be listening for and why they should spend their time listening to what you have to present.
At our Toastmasters club, we’ve been paying a bit more attention to those first 30 seconds lately. There are three parts to that time period before you deliver your first spoken word and I’d like to share what we’ve been covering lately.

  1. Learning Your Spot –… Read Full Post »