Finding a phrase, sentence or poem to start your speech is challenging for people who want to have an impressive valuable presentation.
In “How to start a speech with 4 simple ways?” we talked about how to start a speech and which content we must use.
The hardest part of a presentation is the beginning which also includes the fear of public speaking. so you have to be sensitive about your first phrase to see a better result.
What you start your speech with is what defines your whole presentation.
Also, I suggest you repeat the chosen phrase 100 times. I mean it. mostly I start my presentations with a poem. The first time I chose it and I wanted to use it, I memorized it by repeating it for 250 times days before my speech.
In this article, you will learn to start your speech with:
– Beautiful sentence
– Saying hi and your name
– In the name of God
– Without introduction
1- The harmony of your beginning and the presentation subject
One of the best ways to start a speech is by using something related to your title. For example, you can find poems and famous people’s quotes about books if your title is about reading and books.
So the most important thing to do to choose a phrase for starting a speech is considering:
– The title of your speech
– The audience
– Your presentation style and personality
– The environment
– Special occasions like Valentine’s day and so on.
2- Saying hi and your name
You can start your presentation by saying hi and make it brief.
But you must remember not to have a long introduction. It will bore the audience.
3- Use quotes and poems
Remember to choose a quote related to your title. This way you can attract more attention and give more credibility to your speech by using great names and their quotes.
4- Simple start
In this type of speech, you can say hi and start your presentation right after that instead of looking for quotes and poems and hard ways to start your speech.
I believe you don’t need to find hard ways to start your speech when you haven’t found your own style.
5- Start your speech without an introduction
In this kind of beginning, you don’t choose a specific phrase and you start immediately.
But be careful. You need to choose your first sentence of speech in the best way that attracts the audience’s attention.
For example, in one of the presentations I was in, the speaker came in from the back door of the salon and with his pilot formal clothes. He started the speech without any poems, introductions or quotes. However, it truly attracted our attention.
6- Thoughtful sentences
Sentences like “whoever tells whatever he wants, hears whatever he doesn’t want”, are the kind that grabs attention. the audience starts thinking about it and sees whether the situation happened to them.
The only thing you should know is how to use your voice, ups and downs and tone of voice to say these valuable sentences.
Common mistakes to start your speech
At the end of this article, I want to share public speakers’ mistakes when they have a public speaking.
1- Lengthy introduction
Some speakers get carries away at the beginning and they don’t want to stop talking.
You have to practice your start several times before so that you don’t bore the audience with lengthy sentences.
2- Lack of dominance over the speech
What if you forget the poem you wanted to use?
Certainly, you will be in an awkward situation. As I said earlier, I memorized the poem I wanted to use in my speech for 250 times days before my presentation.
Memorize your first sentences. We know everyone is nervous up on the stage. Not remembering your first sentence makes you even more stressful.