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Here is what I attach to the introduction:
Their Care & Feeding!
For best results at your meeting. . .
Give the attached introduction and this flyer to the introducer; someone who is willing to commit to follow the following guidelines. If they can't make the commitment, give it to someone who will.
Why bring this up? Because. . . you must always take a good introduction seriously!
A bad introduction, can ruin a good meeting! A good introduction creates the attitude of listening the audience will have for the speaker. It sets the stage. It establishes a partnership with the introducer and the speaker and helps the speaker connect with the audience.
For a partnership to work, it takes cooperation, both from the speaker and the introducer. A good introduction for the speaker will inspire the speaker to live up to the expectations talked about in a good introduction. A bad introduction will most always affect the speaker, even a professional speaker, as well as the audience.
The introducer does not have to be great, just better than usual. For anyone to be better than usual, you must always do more than you've done in the past. It takes concentration on the task at hand. It takes a commitment to do a good job!
Ad-libbing does not work! Most of the time it will make the introducer look bad. An ad-libbed introduction, often comes across as "thrown together." Never "wing-it." People who "wing-it" in life do not come across as professionals. It makes them look and sound as if they were unprepared.
1. Remember to bring the introduction with you to the meeting!
2. Practice, drill and rehearse. It is good to practice reading it in front of a mirror. Read it over until you feel comfortable with it!
3. Stop at the periods and pause at the commas! Also pause when laughter occurs, if it occurs!
4. Read the introduction word for word. Please, no ad-libbing!
5. Read it with enthusiasm. Make it sound like you are glad the speaker is there. Don't overdo it, you don't have to be as good as the speaker!
6. After you've read the introduction, turn
to the speaker, shake his or her hand and take your seat!
Thank you for your consideration! These "Introduction Guidelines" are provided
as a courtesy of your speaker. Let's have a GREAT meeting! Thanks, again!
Copyright © - Larry James. Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, "How to Really Love the One You're With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship," "LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing" and "Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers." Larry James also offers "Author & Speaker" coaching. Contact: AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. LarryJames@AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com - www.AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com
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