Public Speaking-Powerful and Captivating Opening
How can you open your public speaking session with a powerful, captivating opening that will hold your audience’s interest? How can you grab and retain the attention of your audience? The acronym TEASE is a tool with 5 ways to gain and retain your audience’s attention:
Attention Grabbing and Captivating Opening
Cite an influential person the audience will know and respect. Mention something to do with the influential person, that is related to the topic. This could be in the form of a quotation, short story etc.
Cite evidence of the impact of subject topic on a value dimension e.g. accelerating business growth, optimizing business performance, increasing career mobility etc. This may be citation of facts, statistics, studies and other facts.
Anecdotal evidence of someone benefiting directly from their subject matter expertise related to topic.
On the significance of subject matter topic to the quality of life.
Of a person whose career really took off on account of excellence in subject matter topic.