Does it feel good when you start your day off in the right way? I did this morning… and I’m feeling good! When the alarm rudely started beeping at 5:45, rather than turning it off and turning over to go back to sleep I got myself up and went for a nice brisk walk. The reward for my efforts was the opportunity to see the sun lifting up into the morning sky revealing a beautiful, fresh Sydney morning and I know that this feel good factor will stay with me for the course of the whole day.
As a speaker are you ensuring you start your speeches the right way? Walking onto the stage we need to ensure we’ve done the work to get the feel good factor from our audience. They are looking to us to get their attention and keep them interested with a speech that is relevant to their needs. If we start our speeches in a way that doesn’t get their attention or doesn’t show them that the speech is relevant for them we’ve wasted the opportunity to influence them. Sometimes a simple story or quote can be all it takes to get an audiences attention and generate a feel good factor for you and your speech.
When you take the time to craft your opening lines to get the audiences attention you will be rewarded with an audience who’ll be hanging off your every word… And, there’s no better feel good factor than that!
When it’s time for you to start your speech – are you starting off in the right way?