Summary of Main Points
XMake it personal
Never lose sight of the reader's interests, needs and motivation.
XThrow out a quirky fact
Begin with a fact or statistic that supports the topic of your presentation.
XPut them on the edge of their seats
By arising the reader¡¦s curiosity in the beginning, it brings audience in to participation and anticipation at the same time.
XDraw a hypothetical scenario
It could be either the past or the future/either positive or negative.
XCreate a series of vignettes
A powerful statement captures the attention of your audience and sets a dynamic tone for your presentation
XUse a pertinent quote
By using the irony or humor quotations, it catches readers¡¦ perspective.
As an audience myself, I totally agree that these Six ways could grab audience attentions. Nothing builds rapport as effectively as the Golden Rule of all Communication - be audience-centered. Ask either a rhetorical question or one that seeks a response from the audience. If you want the audience to respond, make it easy for them to do so. Ask a question that can be answered with a yes or no, or call for a show of hands. With the help of the Internet, it¡¦s easy to find a quote for just about any topic.
Furthermore, I believe that the first step toward making a powerful, persuasive presentation is to define your audience. Defining your audience means finding out who they are. This information is crucial in order to address audience members' needs, interests,...