Knowing how to begin a speech or talk is often a challenge for my clients. What do I say first, how many main points should I cover? What is a good way to end?
When I coach participants how to develop a good talk, I teach the 5 steps which take them along a journey to get to the content and approach of the talk. And then I watch them developing a strategy towards a clear theme: They first decide what their broad goal is, then cut it down to one central theme and then apply the power statement-method. After that it boils down to brainstorming the 3 to 5 main points for the content and finally, they do a bit of creative thinking on how to make each point interesting. Add to that a catchy introduction and they are well on their way to deliver an outstanding presentation!