Public Speaking Tip: Don’t Start Like This. It’s Weak.

When giving a talk, speech or presentation (#publicspeaking ), too many start with…

“um… can you hear me at the back there?”

or on Zoom…

“hi, can everyone hear me?”

Dunno. It’s weak. Fact is, they probably can hear you. Rather start with something more like this:

“In the next 5 minutes, you’re going to discover…”

More compelling, right?