How would you like to be introduced to the stage at a speaking event? This exercise helps you to develop your own introduction when people ask “So, what do you do?”. It’s also valuable if you do actually talk at events as many event organisers will ask you for this type of introduction.
- Write this in a tone that’s appropriate to your topic and your presentation. If you’re a humourist, you want to inject humour throughout. If you speak and write about death and dying, your introduction must take on a completely different tone and be emotionally gripping.
- 250 to 300 words
- Explain what makes you the expert
- Mention your book and how it relates to your presentation
- List any media that have covered you
- Always include a few personal details.
- End with, “Let’s give a warm welcome to (your name).” If your name is difficult to pronounce, do this: “Let’s give a warm welcome to Jenne Beau (pronounced JEN-ee BO)”