In this episode Andrew provides some great examples of how to open a talk, everything from a cheeky child and a ping pong ball to a funny accountant and a Morecambe & Wise sketch (the Andre Previn one, if you're intrigued to know!).
It's a longer tutorial that normal so here are some 'place points' to help you navigate the content:
1.03: ping pong ball
2.43: primacy and recency (how you start, how you finish)
4.23: factors which influence your approach
5.30: open with a story
7.44: present two contrasting versions of the same thing
8.52: open with some numbers
10.52: zoom in, zoom out
11.20: focus on something personal in the audience
14.30: start with something random (use a metaphor)
17.37: the elevator pitch (accountant, fitness trainer, Morecambe & Wise)
The TED talk by Per Espen Stoknes.
Show is hosted by Andrew Thorp, AKA 'The Multi-Story Man'.
Andrew is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of verbal communication and storytelling in the business world.
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