A good presentation should start with a memorable opening. And taking the wisdom “a memory may slip away, but a picture is forever” literally, this presenter made sure his appearance would be memorized.
After mounting on stage (at a product launch event), the speaker dug up his smartphone and took a picture of the room in front of him, telling the audience that this was such an important day for him and for his company that he wanted to cherish it for the rest of his life – and be able to look back at this milestone 50 years from today…
So, from now on, you may add the (not so) memorable two words “say cheese” to your list of opening sentences, and – to make the memory collective – share the photo afterwards with you audience.
More articles about opening your presentation:
- How to Start a Presentation: Don’t Overthink It (by Kasia Mikoluk)
- Grab attention – 5 great opening lines for your presentation stories (by Craig Hadden)
- Bad Opening Lines to Your Speech: 10 Mistakes to Avoid (by George Torok)
- Begin the beginning (by me)
- Can you judge a book by its cover? (by me)