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Introduction Speech


The Introduction Speech

This section provides some easy, effective techniques with helpful hints and tips on writing an Introduction speech - designed to introduce the speaker and the subject they will be talking about. Read on to make this task as easy as possible...

What exactly is an Introduction Speech? Definition
Let's start be considering exactly what is an Introduction speech. Definition:

An Introduction speech is an opener written to introduce the speaker and the subject they will be talking about.

It is helpful to provide the audience with details of the speaker's background and achievements in order to to establish the speakerís credibility with respect to the topic.

There are various techniques to help complete this type of task and we would also recommend that you check out our free, fast and concise PowerPoint-style presentations on:

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The Main Elements to Writing an Introduction Speech
The main elements to writing a successful and effective Intro speech are to to provide the audience with details of the speaker's background and achievements:

  • Brevity - Less than 2 minutes. Leave the 'limelight' for the speaker

  • The Introduction -  Formal introductions to establish the speaker's credibility

  • Express gratitude to the speaker on behalf of the organizers and the audience, for accepting the invitation to speak

  • Conveying respect - Make the audience receptive to the speaker

The Structure and Outline of an Introduction Speech
What is a good structure, outline or good guidelines to writing a Intro speech?

  • Your Opener - the opening, ice-breaker or attention grabber

  • Introduction - Who the speaker is, what is their background and their achievements

  • Thank the speaker  for accepting the invitation to speak

  • Confirmation - Confirm and repeat the speaker's name and their credentials

Remember the following points about giving an intro

  • Make sure that all your facts about the speaker are correct

  • Make sure you know the correct pronunciation of the name

  • Be brief

  • Leave the topic to the speaker

Introduction Speech - Tips and Hints on Writing and Giving Speeches
There are more tips and hints on Writing and Giving Speeches in our Free PowerPoint style presentations.

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