“Good afternoon. Thank you for coming to my presentation. Today I would like to talk about ….. “
How boring is the above speech opener?
…And how would you feel if you were sitting in the audience?
The only thing that could make this speech more boring, more dis-engaging, would be to couple it with some text-heavy slides the presenter reads to you.
Here are 8 killer speech openers you can use right now to display confidence and make your speech more engaging.
“I’m about to share the ….. secrets no one ever told you.”
Why this works: It makes an irresistible promise that the audience can’t ignore
“Who likes ….. ?”
Why this works: The question begs to be answered so the audience pays attention
“Have you ever wondered why ….. ?”
Why this works: Empathizes with the audience, eg. Have you ever wondered why you have…
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