Ever have to introduce a speaker before a group? Easy, you say: Just read a list of their accomplishments and then say their name.
Well, you could do that – but there are better, more effective ways.
Find out about those better ways at a workshop hosted by the Arvada Speakeasy Toastmasters on Tuesday, March 19. The free session starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the United Methodist Church at 6750 Carr St. in Arvada.
Allen Best, who will be conducting the workshop, explains that an introduction should be viewed like a short speech, but with one key difference. With introductions, you’re trying sell the audience on the speaker. But you’re also trying to comfort the speaker, to give themt he idea the audience wants to hear their message.
“Really, you’re a matchmaker,” Best said. “Having heard perhaps thousands of introductions at various conferences, most of them dreadfully bad, I have a good idea of what not to do – but also what works,” he added.
Those who attend can expect to have opportunities to practice introductions in small-group settings.
For more information, call 303.463.8630 or visit http://arvadaspeakeasy.toastmastersclubs.org.