The Optimum Time to Capture Your Audience’s Attention

Patricia Fripp, Executive Speech Coach, Fripp Virtual Training Video

Through Fripp Virtual Training, Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp explains how to open a presentation.

The first 30 seconds of your presentation is the optimum time for you to capture your audience’s attention. Don’t waste it! Give your opening words some extra consideration. Always start your presentation with impact. When you engage your audience immediately, you help to ensure the overall success of your presentation. Here are a few of my favorite opening phrases.  You are welcome to borrow these and modify them to fit your content:

Patricia Fripp’s Opening Options…

1. I wish you could have been there…

2. I’ll never forget the first (last) time…

3. It was one of the most exciting days of my life…

4. It was the scariest moment of my life…

5. It was not exactly what I expected…

6. What would the world be like without…

7. I love your theme…

8. If I were to ask you…

A strong opening is key to a successful presentation.

This post is first in a series of three.  For more options for openings, see the rest of this series: “Do Your Audience Members Tune Out Before You’ve Gotten Started?” and “When Boring Will Not Do – Your Opening.”

Whether you are a beginner or a professional speaker you can dramatically improve the quality of your presentations with Fripp Virtual Training.  Get results on your own schedule.

Fripp Virtual Training, FrippVTFripp VT is a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, web-based training platform that emulates live training and coaching. It is almost as if Presentation Expert and Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp were sitting in front of you. Fripp VT is designed to be immediately engaging and makes it fun to learn. If you are a novice presenter or a seasoned professional, you will find the content both practical and relevant.

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Here are more Fripp.com videos and articles to help you open your presentations: “Opening Phrases You Can Use – Fripp Virtual Training Video,” “If You Want to Grab The Audience & Make Them Yours,” “Open And Close Your Presentations with Power,” “The First 30 Seconds,” “Use a Quote to Open Your Talk,” and “How to Open Your Speech with A Statistic – Fripp Virtual Training Video.”

Executive Speech Coach and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp works with individuals and companies who realize that powerful, persuasive presentation skills give them a competitive edge.

 

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