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Start strong

As any 100 metre sprinter knows it’s much harder to win if you get off to a slow start.

Likewise the first 30 seconds of your presentation can determine the rest of your talk.

At a recent workshop we saw this first hand as one of the delegates would listen for the first 10-15 seconds to other delegates speaking then switch to his mobile if he didn’t hear anything that interested him.

This isn’t new – watch any conference group. They want to listen but need an incentive.

The first 30 seconds is your time to grab the audience’s attention – tell them your purpose, the benefit to them listening and make them like you.

You must rehearse this 30 seconds the most.


Posted by Barry Graham on Friday, June 8th, 2018 in FeaturesNews
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