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Tips on Making Great Introductions

  1. Ask for a biography rather than a resume.
  2. Beware of canned introductions.
  3. Interview the speaker if possible.
  4. Make sure your introduction answers the questions, “Why this speaker?”
  5. Be upbeat!
  6. Share something personal about the speaker.
  7. Don’t steal the speaker’s thunder or material.
  8. Don’t say, “Our speaker needs no introduction.”
  9. If you are going to use humor, clear it with the speaker first.
I want to offer my appreciation for all of your assistance in our search for a speaker for our Women's Health Forum...We're very much looking forward to having Jane Pauley as our featured speaker and we appreciate your efforts in securing her on our behalf!
VP & Chief Nursing Officer Montgomery Hospital