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How to Make a Great First Impression on Stage


This week’s question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions
for Life”
comes from Hilda.

Neagle                 Code Question

Hi David,

I have my first speaking opportunity coming up in 3 weeks. I can’t sell from stage, but I can make a free offer. I’m having trouble deciding how to start my talk. Do I thank the host and then jump right in?

Neagle                                               Code Answer

Hilda, I’m so glad you asked this question.

I see so many speakers make the mistake you’re about to make.

In short, NEVER open a presentation by thanking the host or the audience for being there. It’s terrible positioning and leaves the audience wondering who you are.

Instead, take control of the audience.

Let me explain.

Walk out onto the stage with confidence and energy, and immediately give the audience a directive.

Ask them to take out a piece of paper and write something down.

Ask them to close their eyes and think about something specific.

Ask them to DO something.

This lets your audience know that you’re in control and it also allows you time to settle in and calm the adrenaline that’s pumping in your body.

It shows you are confident, and sets the tone for the entire presentation.

Do this and you’ll set yourself up for a successful experience right from the beginning.

Just Believe,®
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