How to Get People Excited to Hear You Speak-Even Before You Take the Stage

Most people think their presentation starts when they take the stage, but it actually starts at your introduction.

A Crazy Good introduction paves the way for you and is just as important as the presentation itself. Why? Your introduction needs to be compelling so your audience is primed and excited to hear what you have to say vs. looking at their phones or thinking about what’s on TiKTok!

In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest breaks down her 4 step formula for writing Crazy Good introductions.

Deirdre discusses: 

  • What NOT to do when writing your introduction (unless you want to bore people)
  • The difference between a ‘Bio’ and an “Intro”
  • How to use ‘You’ statements to connect to your audience
  • Why you must build benefits and ‘pain points’ into your introduction
  • Why you need to tailor your credentials to every audience (don’t kill them with a laundry list)
  • And more

Related: Why “Killing your Darlings” Is Absolutely Critical in Storytelling