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How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 5:45am On Jun 16, 2018
Presentation is an important skill in the 21st century. Whether you a student, career professional or entrepreneur, you will need to deploy your presentation skill at sometime in your life. However, most people always get the concept of presentation wrong and they will end up making the entire session boring. Phew! Anyway, this article will enlighten our readers on how to start a presentation.

The most important part of every presentation is the introduction. A good introduction sustains your audience’s attention, But if you get it wrong, the entire session will be boring.

Some of the tips on how to start a presentation that will capture your audience are;

Tips on How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience

A successful presentation don’t just happen, it is always planned. Series of practices and brain racking must have been deployed before getting it right. Below are useful tips on how to start a presentation that will capture your audience.

#1 Ask Open Ended Questions

One of the best tips on how to start a presentation is to ask an open ended Question. An open ended question is one of the best ways to capture your audience during presentation.

It enables you to engage everybody during the presentation and carry them along. A good example of Open ended question is ” How has social media changed the way you live your life recent?” This kind question will make people want to give their individual contribution, thereby making the entire session interesting.

The easiest way to make your presentation session boring is to ask a Closed ended question that will require your audience to just say Yes or No. For instance, “Has Social Media Changed the way you live your life?” questions like this are one sided and everybody will just chorus Yes or No.

#2 Tell a Story that is relevant to the point you are trying to make

Another good way to start a presentation is to tell a story relevant to the point you are trying to make. This is a great technique that most public speakers, salesmen and other professionals use during presentation.

A short and interesting story will capture the attention of your audience and they will want to listen more.

When you tell your story very well, your audience will be eager to relate the story with the rest part of the presentation. This will make them to be attentive and follow the presentation passionately till the end.

#3 Make a Bold Statements

Making bold statements is another good tip on how to start a presentation. One of the greatest mistakes people make during presentation is the use of cliche. Cliche are overused phrased like; “The world is changing, meetings matter, etc.

Make bold statements that will make your audience believe that you are very knowledgeable in the subject matter. When you start your presentation with bold and factual statement, your audience will definitely be interested in whatever you want to say.

#4 Tell Your Audience to Imagine Something

Another tip on how to start a presentation is to make your audience imagine something with you. When you deploy this technique, you will capture about 70% of the audience’s attention. For instance; if you are marketing an internet solution to client, you can ask them this. “Imagine you are able to fulfill all your task at work today, due to the speed of your internet connection”?

This will capture their attention and as they will be eager to know how to get speed and efficient internet connection.

#5 Lead with a unique quote

This is another good tip on how to start a presentation. Always start your presentation with a unique quote. Think carefully and come up with a quote that your audience are not familiar with.

Don’t use quote like “Never give up, keep trying”, this is very popular. Try something like “Hire a lazy person to do a difficult job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

This also applies to a fact, never state a fact that your audience is familiar with. Come up with something that they haven’t heard before and mind blowing. If you can do this, you will capture their attention easily.

These are the tips on how to start a presentation. This are the great techniques that sales superstars, iconic public speakers and professionals deploy during presentation.

Finally, in any presentation, first impression matters a lot. So, try to create a good and lasting impression about yourself to the audience.

Set for the next presentation? Go blow your audience’s mind with thought provocative ideas and speech.

Source http://www.24hoursreporter.com/2018/06/16/how-to-start-a-presentation-capture-audience/

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by habdolleez: 6:59am On Jun 16, 2018
You are on point

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by lawrenzi(m): 7:22am On Jun 16, 2018
This is good

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by DIYhackers: 7:23am On Jun 16, 2018
OK you're right and I agree. But your last point should be leave and not lead. Leave with a quote


Send me a PM if you want free internet data

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Krafty006: 7:24am On Jun 16, 2018
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by TreasuredGlory: 7:24am On Jun 16, 2018
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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by lolaxavier(m): 7:24am On Jun 16, 2018
Good

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by EmekaBlue(m): 7:25am On Jun 16, 2018
After all said...

A good presentation should be like a lady's short skirt...short enough to arouse d intention and long enough to cover d essentials if you know what i mean.

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by ngwababe(f): 7:25am On Jun 16, 2018
Very much well, .....

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Nonymartin(m): 7:27am On Jun 16, 2018
great one

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by kay5you: 7:27am On Jun 16, 2018
You’re so right. Presentations nowadays are so boring to the extent that the presenter always turn to reading the PowerPoint without carrying the audience along

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Authoreety: 7:27am On Jun 16, 2018
Ok
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Suko110(m): 7:27am On Jun 16, 2018
Nice post,every point up above is crucial. Thanks
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by daretechy: 7:27am On Jun 16, 2018
We've heard

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Nobody: 7:28am On Jun 16, 2018
Exactly hw I was thought in skill....introduction to public speaking

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by OChimex: 7:30am On Jun 16, 2018
Nice article. No mater what the only ones that will excel in this speaking are ones that have it as a talent. Others will only be acting a movie.

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by kcasinokel: 7:30am On Jun 16, 2018
nice one
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Suko110(m): 7:30am On Jun 16, 2018
kay5you:
You’re so right. Presentations nowadays are so boring to the extent that the presenter always turn to reading the PowerPoint without carrying the audience along
Observer man, you are so correct. I once attended a presentation with eagerness to learn how that particular group does its presentation, I was disappointed cus nah power point we come watch dat day, it was a complete waste of time and mental preparation.
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Realist5: 7:34am On Jun 16, 2018
Lovely
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by madgoat(m): 7:45am On Jun 16, 2018
OChimex:
Nice article. No mater what the only ones that will excel in this speaking are ones that have it as a talent. Others will only be acting a movie.

Exactly grin

Its like singing. The talent has to be there.

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Euhedral(f): 7:45am On Jun 16, 2018
In all of these, your confidence matters most else you will be as boring as boredom.

BTW, Beautiful points there op.

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by sheddyboy01(m): 7:47am On Jun 16, 2018
Alright thanks.
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 7:59am On Jun 16, 2018
habdolleez:
You are on point

Thank you very much bro.
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 7:59am On Jun 16, 2018
DIYhackers:
OK you're right and I agree. But your last point should be leave and not lead. Leave with a quote


Send me a PM if you want free internet data

Thank you.
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 8:00am On Jun 16, 2018
EmekaBlue:
After all said...

A good presentation should be like a lady's short skirt...short enough arouse d intention and long enough to cover d essentials if you know what i mean.

LOL! you are correct

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 8:01am On Jun 16, 2018
kay5you:
You’re so right. Presentations nowadays are so boring to the extent that the presenter always turn to reading the PowerPoint without carrying the audience along

Yeah, you have a point. Some presenters nowadays are so clueless
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by Bulletproof: 8:02am On Jun 16, 2018
Walk on the stage and keep mute for 10 secs...
Start.... By welcoming them....
Then give statistical facts.... Like...
"An average Nigerian youth spend 11hrs on his phone daily "...
88% of these period are spent on social media....
........presentation needs confidence , charisma and a little bit of creativity....

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 8:04am On Jun 16, 2018
Suko110:
Nice post,every point up above is crucial. Thanks

Thank you very much.

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Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 8:05am On Jun 16, 2018
Sharming95:
Exactly hw I was thought in skill....introduction to public speaking

Thank you man.
Re: How To Start A Presentation That Will Capture Your Audience by 24hoursreporter: 8:06am On Jun 16, 2018
Euhedral:
In all of these, your confidence matters most else you will be as boring as boredom.

BTW, Beautiful points there op.


Thanks a million.

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