There are several ways you can gain interest and buy-in from your audience before you go on to deliver the main points in your presentation. Here are a few ideas for grabbing your audience’s attention when you open.
|Ask a question:||How many of you exercise at least 3 times a week?|
|Use a quotation:||"Education is not just the filling of a pail, it is lighting of a fire"
- B.F. Skinner
|Show a startling statistic:||"Ten million dollars are spent every year on..."|
|Open with a demonstration:||To introduce a new policy, dramatically drop a copy of the old one in the trash|
|Share an anecdote:||Tell a story that illustrates the value of what you're about to present.|