Introduction to a presentation is given to get people ready for the main content. Even though this is a brief note or speech, it carries great importance because an introduction decides whether the audience is going to be interested or just going to be passive.
So how to introduce a presentation? Here are a few tips and methodologies by which you can get a clear idea as to how a presentation has to be and how to introduce the presentation.
Short and sweet
Every speech or presentations has introductions. It is how you start your vehicle; driving is another thing and starting is another. Therefore, starting determines the smooth running of the vehicle.
Same way, if your introduction is good, you get a sure shot way into the audience’s hearts. They will be assured that they will not be bored and listen to you with interest.
Keep your introduction short and sweet. Keep it to the pint and do not deviate from the main topic. You can opt to start with a light note; do not over do it.
Keep it brief and help the audience know about the topic clearly. Although you will explain the information in the body of the presentation, an introduction is important to get them wired to the listening mode. Make use of this opportunity to connect with them and create a chemistry.
Things to remember:
- Keep it brief
- Make sure not to bore the audience
- Create a chemistry
- Keep it precise and to the point
- Start with a light note; do not over do it.
You are the presenter. You have to make sure that the audience know who you are.
Say your name and give a short introduction of yourself. Do not go about praising yourself or giving them your accomplishments. The audience is interested in the topic and not you. So be careful not to over introduce yourself.
Things to remember:
- Say your name
- Give a short introduction (designation and why are you giving the presentation)
- Do not praise yourself
If required, acknowledge the sponsor or the financier. Always state the aim as to why you are giving the presentation. Even though the audience knows the information, it does not hurt to say it again.
- Introduce yourself
- Give a short introduction about the contents
- Note few information about the message
- Acknowledge the sponsor
- Keep the introduction’s key points separately
- Keep a bottle of water beside you
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Be organized (do not organize yourself and the presentation in front of the audience)
- Be presentable.