How to start a public speech

I had the honor of treading a very prestigious stage, at the 2018 Convention of Cartorange , an Italian company of Travel Consultants, specialized in organizing tailor-made trips.

How to start a speech in public
My Keynote Speech “The power of words” held on Saturday 9 June at the 2018 Cartorange Convention, at the Convitto della Calza in Florence.

I used to prepare my speech . In particular its opening .

After an in-depth briefing aimed at understanding together with the Direction what the goal of my speech and times should be, with about a month in advance I started writing my speech.

As I always do with my speeches and those of my clients, I started from the preparation of the body , subdividing it into three blocks : Why three blocks? Because if you follow my videos on my YouTube channel , you know that three is the perfect number of rhetoric. If in a speech you put too many elements, the public will end up feeling confused, tired and will eventually think “Thank goodness he has finished talking” .
Communication with the customer in one to one
Public Speaking mode in front of small audiences
Video Public Speaking

Prepared the body of the speech, I started thinking about the two most complex and delicate parts: the opening and the conclusion. In this post we focus on opening, okay?

“Whoever starts well is half of the work”, also in Public Speaking “. Because the audience unconsciously gets an idea of ​​you and your authority already starting from the first seconds of your presence on stage.

During the Individual Consultations of Public Speaking Coaching , my clients are stunned when I tell them “You don’t have to start with Hello everyone, it’s an honor for me to be here today and I’ll talk about … or worse yet , everybody, I hope to keep you awake since we have just finished lunch … “

If you really want to invest in developing your Public Speaking or Public Speaking Video, do things that will seem strange to you at first. Including not starting to say goodbye and saying who you are and what you will talk about.

To you who are a devoted reader of my blog, I can confess: until the day before the convention I thought and thought about the opening of my speech. I thought about starting with a video, then with a story, then with a question and … in the end I changed my mind and I finally made the decision to start with a CITAZIONE.

Since my speech is entitled “The power of words” and aims to give Consultants to Travel®️ innovative tools to communicate with the client, with audiences and videos, after long reflections I have chosen as a starting point a quote from the speech with which Mohammed Qahtani in 2017 ranked first at the World Speaking World Championships.

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