Opening StatementsNov 17, 2022
As a consultant, trainer, or speaker, whether working with a small group, large team, or an individual, your intentions should be clear from the beginning of any engagement in your opening remarks.
A few goals for your opening statements should be to:
- Put people at ease.
- Provide a peek into who you are.
- Connect with students immediately.
- Make sure everyone knows you're going to have some fun.
- Make participants comfortable. The bonus here - it puts you at ease too.
Leaving people to guess what you're all about is the last thing you need. Use your opening statements wisely.
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