Learn how to start a presentation or speech with a question. The ability to ask questions in a presentation takes some practice. But, it is an excellent way to draw your listeners in.
First, keep it simple. Ask easy questions. You’ve probably heard some speakers ask questions like this: “By a show of hands, how many of you have ever . . .” This is a great easy question format that will likely get people a little involved with a low risk. In contrast, don’t ask weird or overly complicated questions that listeners aren’t sure how to follow.
Second, ask a series of 2 to 3 related questions to build momentum. Often, a single question will not do enough to gain listeners’ attention.
Third, pump up your questions by mixing them with either statistics or quotations. This will add interest to your question because it will peak listeners’ interest even more.
Related Videos in the Series:
Best 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISn4Fip9aH8&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=1
Use a Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujw_21AuU5k
Use Humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6sm47j-Am4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=3
Use Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1H1hYYFHs&index=4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_
Use Statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1NuTGQWmQ
Alex Lyon’s Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1
Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU
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