Do You Have Any Advice for How to Introduce a Speaker?

When you introduce a speaker, your goal is to pique audience interest and establish the speaker’s credibility. The following format can help you structure your remarks.

Start with an engaging opening. You could tell the audience how you came to know the speaker, share a brief anecdote about him or her, or open with a quote from an article relevant to the topic.

Next, explain why the speaker or the topic is of interest to the group and why this speaker is qualified.  If possible, share a brief anecdote about the speaker that reveals his or her qualities.

Last, invite the audience to join you in giving a warm welcome to the speaker.

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