How to Introduce a Speaker: 16 Essential Tips for Success (Flashback Friday #9)
On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.
Today’s Flashback Article
This week, we’re headed back to October 2010, when we gave 16 tips for introducing a speaker.
Have you ever been subjected to a terrible introduction? It’s not pretty.
- I’ve been the punchline in a joke.
- I’ve had my central argument challenged before I said a word.
- I’ve had my topic forgotten several times.
- I’ve had my last name mispronounced more times than I can count. (It is “DLOO-gan”)
None of these introducers intended to start me off with negative momentum, but they did. For all of them and for all speakers everywhere who deserve a positive introduction, I hope today’s flashback article helps.
Read the article, and let me know what you think: