"Tells your audience what you are going to tell them"
and establishes the foundation for your speech.
A good Introduction 'draws the map' for the journey.
For a Persuasive Speech an Introduction consists of
1. Attention-Getter: A statement, visual or sound
(or combination)that startles, gains attention
and makes your audience sit up....
Who here communicates with others?
Today, I want to describe to you what I call the 8th Wonder of the World. This wonder is right up there with the Pyramids, with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, with the Collossus of Rhodes. It is not though of the ancient world. It is though a marvel of engineering and cooperation amongst the nations of the world.
Today as well as the telephone, I use the Internet, I use eMail.
The Internet is a way of connecting computers together around the world using the telephone cables. eMail is electronic mail that is distributed across the Internet.
Putting these together, I can almost communicate anywhere anytime.
Did you know, that "the number of emails sent on an average day was approximately 10 billion in 2002 and by 2005, this amount is expect to triple to 35 billion emails sent each day" (Source: IDC news release, 'Email Deluge Continues With No End In Sight, IDC Says': October 10, 2000) Do you know that they are all asleep in Australia? Last year I rang to ask a business question to only get the night security guard. It was good of him to take my call.
Now I email at any time and receive the needed information back as soon as the other office is open.
2. Bond > Link-to Audience: Identify a personal
connection in the audiences' life, eg their
use of the 'device' or system, or their
emotional experience (grief and sorrow, happiness).
How many here use the telephone to connect with another?
Today we use a large amount of technology to live, communicate, and relate.
To speak with another: devices like the telephone, mobile telephone or cell...