The first five minutes of your presentation can be the catalyst to a successful event and can have a dramatic impact on getting the results you want. Getting the audience engaged in the topic helps highlight why they want and need to be listening to the presentation. Simply stated they want to know “What’s in it for them”. In most cases you need to set the tone for why this is important information and how it will impact their life and future.
Using statistics to emphasize the importance of the message is the most common approach, but statistics can also be boring, confusing and to be honest statistics don’t work for women.
There are a number of fun and effective methods you can use to begin your presentation that will enhance your ability to engage the audience, inspire more interest and validate your value.