These days, most of the audience prefers informal approach in presentations but at the same time it must sounds professional. When people prepare for any type of presentation they often face this dilemma that, how to start it? What should be the opening speech? How much time should we take for introduction part?
Undoubtedly, if the beginning of your presentation is strong and interesting, chances of the success of your presentation increase. Actually, opening of your persuasive speech completely depends upon your style and choice because when you are giving presentation you are required to be yourself, avoid putting artistic elements. So, choose something with which you are completely comfortable.
For your convenience, here is opening speech sample for presentations in which you need to follow some simple steps. These steps are:
This is the very basic, common and important step in which you need to greet your audience by wish them good morning/afternoon or evening (as per the time of session in which you are giving presentation)
- Give compliment and show gratitude towards your audience
Secondly, just after wishing greeting to your audience give them compliment and choose some words which show that you are delighted to see them there.
For example: It’s great to see you all, Thank you for coming here today.
- Give your introduction
Then give your introduction start from telling your name. You can show some casual attitude by telling your short/nick name.
For example: My name is Hemachandran, friends call me Hema sometimes.
Then introduce yourself professionally and give quite information about what you do and why are here today.
For Example: I am a software engineer by profession and working in ABC limited. And today I am here to provide you some exciting information about new software, which is going to be very beneficial for you in future.
Put all your information in front of them and then put your proposal and its related information and key point by which you can implement and utilize that idea effectively.
Now let collect these points to make a summary and concise illustration
“Good afternoon every one, it’s great to see you all here, thank you for coming. My name is Hemachandran, friends call me Hema sometimes. I am a software engineer by profession and working with ABC Ltd. Today we are here to know about new software so that we can take most of it. Firstly, we will look how it work, next we will discuss where can we use it, then we will learn what are its advantages and finally we will discuss what precautions are required to kept in mind while implementing it.”
Try to make habit of starting your presentation this way, it will sound great. You may come across several more opening speech samples for presentation but, once you implement this you yourself will realize that this is the best one. Alternatively you can learn more on quotes for presentations & speech topics to use during your presentation in PowerPoint.