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5 Ways To Captivate Your Audience in First Five Minutes

Posted: March 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

5 Ways To Captivate Your Audience in First Five Minutes
with Dr. Bill Lampton

The window of opportunity for winning and keeping attention doesn’t last long. Every audience member is holding a mental remote control–which means that before five minutes pass, you must convince listeners you are worth sticking around for.

Here are five ways to win attention and allegiance quickly:
1. Start on time regardless of who has not arrived.
2. Mention your authentic common ties with the group.
3. Briefly thank your audience for the privilege for speaking to them.
4. Avoid corny comments that make you sound totally amateurish.
5. Tell quite specifically how your audience will benefit from your presentation.


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