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5 Powerful Ways to Open a Presentation

5 Powerful Ways to Open a Presentation
We’ve all been there before: staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your talk. For starters, you should never be staring at PowerPoint with no clear objective (that’s a conversation for another day), but let’s be honest, we’ve all struggled with the best ways to open a presentation. It’s time to get unstuck. Here are 5 powerful ways to open a presentation: 1. Use Silence Most people won’t be able to pull this off very easily, but if you are feeling like a rockstar during your next presentation, opt for silence. 2. I have two simple statements for you: -Prospective (looking to the future): “30 Years from now, your job won’t exist.” -Retrospective (looking to the past): “In 1970, Japan owned 9% of the market. The reality is that looking into the future or past always sparks engagement since that’s where our hearts live. 3. The easiest way to open a talk is simply to quote someone. 4. I don’t know about you, but I love Snapple. 5. Related Posts

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