You can instantly make most speech intros 50% better. How? Take an axe to them.

Here is an intro I heard a couple weeks ago.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be here. I am very happy to speak about something which I am very interested in. My story starts in high school. Bullies terrorized our school.

This intro is boring and does not grab the audience’s attention. You want to hook the audience. With every word of those first couple sentences, people’s attention is swimming away.

See what happens after you take an axe to it.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be here. I am very happy to speak about something which I am very interested in. My story starting in high school. Bullies terrorized our school.

Now, the speaker jumps right into the action.

Bullies terrorized our school.

What an attention grabber!

Immediately everyone is paying attention. You can continue to reel them in throughout the speech. If you did not use the axe, most of the people lost during the first sentences may never come back.

Do your intros need an axe?

Here are some tips for taking an axe to your intro:

  1. Jump right into the story.
  2. Use a question to grab attention.
  3. Thank the audience after you grab their attention.
  4. Grab their attention before you say what you will be talking about.

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Arlen Busenitz

Arlen Busenitz is an experienced speaker with over 650 presentations. He is Author of several books, CD's,and creator of Become a Better Speaker in One Evening™

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