At the 2017 American Payroll Association speaker school, my co-presenter seemed surprised when I asked him, “When you were a little boy what did you want to grow up to be?”
However, he was delighted with the way I incorporated his answers into my introduction of him.
As a vendor to the APA, his job was to help them with their webinar platform and help APA clients with presentations, both in-person and online. As a long time speaker and presentation coach for the APA, I help their members and speakers improve their in-person speaking skills. My job is to model how to improve every aspect of speaking. I’m sure you agree that most people do not take introducing another speaker as seriously as they could.
Hope you can use the question I asked Sean the next time you have an introduction to make.
As a little boy, Sean Patrick Keen wanted to be a detective to solve crimes;
A journalist to bring people the latest news;
An astronaut to go where others have never been.
As the Director of Sales Engineering for INXPO, the next generation of digital broadcast solutions,
He provides in-person help for speakers, eliminates boring presentations with his webinars,
Brings his audiences the latest information about their subjects, and Helps take his listeners to new places in learning.
As a graduate of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago,
Sean adds an artist’s eye to his craft, helping us improve our visual presentations.
Please welcome Sean Patrick Keen, our guest presenter.
Does that inspire you to become more creative in your introductions?
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