How do you craft an introduction for a speech?
One method: Use the three phases of speaking:
Know Your Self
List all of your attributes that make you a unique and credible source of information.
Know Your Message
List your 3 key points.
Know Your Audience
How do you and your message relate to your audience?
Take these facts, line out anything that doesn’t fit – i.e. you are a Toastmaster and certified trainer providing CPR training
Start with a question about your topic – i.e. Have you ever wondered how to craft a really professional introduction?
Finish with “To tell us how…” or “To tell us about…”
“…please welcome Joe Expert”