How do you spice up a presentation? Add a personal experience, anecdote, observation or a quote that appeals to you. Then apply it to the situation at hand. This will help capture your audience’s attention and help them identify with you.
- “Fishing is the biggest participant sport in the world.” So, today I would like your participation as we go fishing for-….
- “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”- Vince Lombardi. Today we would like to tell you why we should win your business.
- The much loved film, March of the Penguins: “What can we learn from penguins? The importance of a group and working together. The film depicted how penguins huddle in a group, working together to protect themselves from the elements, and promoting the greater good. Like the penguins, teamwork helps promote the greater good.”
- Studs Terkel said, “Unless there is memory of the past, there is no present.” I’d like to start off with a little history…
Think about anecdotes in your everyday life that you could use in your own speaking. What anecdotes have worked for you?