Guest speakers often must provide their own introductions when they’re invited to speak somewhere. These introductions, however, must be written in a way that someone else can introduce the speaker to the audience.
So the question today is, how does one write an engaging introduction? To start with, here are some tips from Public Speaker, Lisa B. Marshall:
1) Ask yourself what the purpose of the speech is and mention the main topic of it and three memorable subtopics.
2) Build rapport by analyzing your audience and finding common ground that can help you make a instant connection.
3) Be brief and conversational. Ask questions or make statements that allow the audience to interact with what you’re saying.
4) Use proper body language to communicate positives and a sense of openness.
I think, though, that the most important thing to remember is to be yourself. Let the audience know who you really are and allow them the chance to get to know you; this will give them more of a reason to listen and digest your message.