Saturday, July 25, 2009

Powerful Openings

A study by the Navy determined the average adult attention span is 18 minutes (reported on
Kathy Reiffenstein's Blog). What does this mean for presenters? It means we have to open our presentations with a message that grabs the attention of our listeners within moments.

Looking for opening tips? Blogger and speaker Kathy Reiffenstein offers 6 powerful openings you can implement. They are:

1. Use a startling statistic
2. Use a quote that applies to your message
3. Tell a story
4. Ask a question
5. Start with the end
6. Show a video

Read more on these tips...

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