Franchising.com: Your Complete Guide to Buying a Franchise Opportunity Find the right franchise opportunity for you through featured franchise stories, informative articles, freshly updated news, comprehensive guides, engaging events, resources, and franchisee success stories.
USCutter - Vinyl Cutters, Heat Presses, Sign Vinyl, Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), Digital Printing, Dye Sublimation, Banner Blanks, Car Wrap, Transfer Tape, Mask, Equipment Wholesale Vinyl Cutters and Supplies. Buying Guide, Online Sales and Support. Largest variety of Vinyl Material, Laminators, Banners, Vehicle Wrap, Heat Transfer and more.
Asbury Park Press NJ | Jersey Shore & New Jersey News The home page for Monmouth County and Ocean County, NJ: breaking and in-depth local news, sports, obituaries, databases, events, classifieds and more.
Property in India | Buy Sell Rent Properties in India | Real Estate Property Site Search property for sale or rent in India! Find Residential Properties, New Projects, Home Buying Guide, Home Tips, Home Design Ideas & more at Homeonline.
Ultimate Guide for Hiking and Camping - Hiking Gear Lab Find best hiking gear with hiking and travelling ideas.Travelling tips, hiking gear buying Guide and gear reviews are just few things we publish here.
Private Islands Inc - Islands for Sale and Rent Browse hundreds of islands available for sale and rent worldwide. Private Islands Online is the most comprehensive guide to buying, selling and renting private islands. Explore the possibilities...
India Best RealEstate Property Site|Buy Sell Rent Propeties Site-MaaKuteeram.com MaaKuteeram is one of the best place for Real Estate Agency who wants to Buy or Sell the Properties. MaaKuteeram will help the customers to find out the Best Home for Buying or Selling. New to Hyderabad and looking for Flat/Plot for Rent please do approach MaaKuteeram who will guide for the best place at reasonable price. Rent/Sell your Flat for the Best Price in Hyderabad and start locating your self near to the dealers who will guide for the right path.
Caliber Home Loans; A Private, National Mortgage Lender Let Caliber Home Loans Inc. guide you home by helping you take the first step towards buying or refinancing your dream home with one of our Loan Consultants.
How to Buy Diamonds Online - The 4C's of Engagement Rings Your ultimate online guide to choosing an engagement ring. Get real insights and tips on how to buy diamonds beyond the 4Cs - color, carat, clarity and cut.
Best Steam Iron 2020 Reviewed with Buying Guide (Affordable) We have deeply researcehd top steam irons and tested their all features for you. Here is detailed review so you can choose best steam iron 2020. Read more!
Children & Kids Bike, Trailer & Accessory Reviews - Two Wheeling Tots Two Wheeling Tots creates real reviews of childrens/kids bicycles, bike trailers, helmets and other gears. Actual bike & gear products are reviewed.
FutureofWorking.com | Career Advice for the Future When giving a speech or presentation, how you start can make or break you. You want the beginning to be strong and instantly pull your audience in so that you have their full attention from the get-go. Here are 25 effective ways to start a speech or presentation. 1. The Common Ground Open Opening with a real life experience, goal or interest is a great way to grab the attention of the audience to show them that they can gain something by listening to you. By establishing common ground with the audience, especially if it is done with humility and grace, you put yourself on the same level as your audience. If you are an elderly CEO of a company and you discuss finances with a group of younger entry-level employees, you have to share your own business experiences when you were younger so that the audience will better understand your message. 2. Ask a Question If you want to make your audience think right away, ask them a question to start your speech. Ask either a rhetorical or literal question. Whether or not an answer to that question is called for, when people are posed with a question that matters to them, they will intuitively answer. When you ask a question, raise your hand to indicate what you want the audience to do. After asking a question like "How many people here are self-employed?", see if any audience members raise their hands. Take advantage of this engagement by getting into the heart of your speech. 3. Quote Sometimes it is as easy as opening with a relevant quote. You can set the tone for the rest of your speech if you have a quote that is memorable. You should keep in mind that whoever you quote has to be well known by the audience because if it is someone like your next-door neighbor, the quote will fall flat with everyone. If you are discussing topics related to politics, for example, it is wise to quote a former United States President. "If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance." -Abraham Lincoln 4. The Contrast Open If speeches feel like boxing matches to you, this type of opening would often be used. Showcase the difference between diametrically opposed concepts, positions, ideas or words, and the end result will be that some audience members will feel persuaded to change their perspective or embrace something new. There are always two sides to every story, and both sides have to be equally presented. What are the differences between a need and a want? Obstacles and opportunities? Problems and solutions? Highlighting the differences will get audiences to understand the points you are trying to make. 5. Tell a Story Before making the key points of your speech, telling a story to start can draw your audience in. Some of the most powerful words that can immediately grab the attention of the audience would be "Once upon a time" because regardless of age people will love stories of any kind. When you start your speech with a line like "Once upon a time", the audience will know that a story is coming. People will immediately calm down, become quiet, and listen to what you have to say. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, telling a story will resonate with audience members. 6. Imagining Something If you want people to go on a unique journey with you, encourage them to imagine certain scenarios. For example, if you are working for a non-profit organization that brings water to people who lack the resources to get water, a good opener would be something like "Imagine being thirsty all the time, but never having anything to drink." By having them imagine scenarios like that, you make the audience a part of your presentation. They can actively empathize and engage with the content of your speech because they actually put themselves into that setting. 7. Humor Though this should never be forced onto the audience, when properly implemented you will put a lot of smiles on the faces of those you speak to. Being funny during a speech can be very difficult, but it is a way to give yourself relief as a public speaker. Telling jokes in your opening is a sign to the audience that you don't take yourself too seriously, and that they can relate to you in some way. One witty opener would be "If you can hear me, please start clapping as to confuse those that cannot make out what I am saying." 8. "This Day In History" Open One main reason why audiences gather to listen to speeches is that they can learn something. If you start your speech with a historical fact, the audience will immediately pay attention. For example, if the day of your speech falls on March 5, you would open your speech with "On this day, March 5, 1963: the Hula Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company's co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone." 9. Thank the Organizers and Audience If you want to stick to the basics of public speaking, simply mention the people who made it possible for you to have a presentation. Thanking the event organizers and the audience compliments them, makes them feel proud and happy about your presence, and strongly connects you to the audience. Refer to the person who introduced you to one or more of the senior people in the organization in the audience, and compliment that person as a showing of respect. Be humble and genuine in your positive comments toward the organization. 10. Positive Statement Staying positive throughout a speech can be challenging, but it will become easier if you start your speech with a positive statement. You can begin by telling the audience how much they will like and appreciate what you have to say. For example, you could say something like "You're really going to enjoy the time we spend together today. I'm going to share with you some of the most thought-provoking ideas my company has ever made." The upbeat tone of this opening is enough to make the audience invested in whatever follows. 11. The Skeptical Audience Open A doubting audience is a difficult audience to handle. From the start, they may not trust your ideas or they could be against what you are proposing. Whether they were disappointed in the past or if they are simply stuck in their ways, they will put up a brick wall in front of you. The more hostile the crowd, the faster you must address the gap. Blending your goals and the needs of the audience requires a careful combination of anticipating the major objections, avoiding defensiveness, acknowledging the obvious truths early, and understanding the divided loyalties between the intractable, the undecided, and the supportive. Identify which of those must hear your message and adjust accordingly. 12. The Puzzle Open Brain teasers and mind puzzles tend to capture the attention of audiences that like to be given mental exercises. As the audience tries to figure out what it will take to solve them, they become highly engaged with the practice. Capitalize on this behavior by proposing a riddle, asking a puzzling question that you promise to reveal in the end, and suggesting that the audience complete a mathematical equation and promising to give the answer context as you go along during the speech. Alternatively, reveal one puzzle piece after another throughout the course of your speech to help your audience find the right solution. 13. Refer to Current Events Bringing documentation of something that is currently relevant to the public will help you to illustrate your point the way you want to. Use a current event story that is on the front page of your local newspaper to transition into your subject, and hold it up as you refer to it in your introduction. This serves as a visual image to the audience that they will keep in their minds as they see you hold up this documentation. When they hear you recite or read a key point of the news story, they will carefully pay attention to you. 14. Refer to a Recent Conversation One way to keep the topic you wish to talk about relevant to the audience is to refer to a recent conversation you had with someone attending this public speaking event. Hours or minutes before you get on stage to address the audience, you could be engaging in a thought-provoking conversation with someone in a lobby, and that person might tell you that this is one of the best times to be working in a specific industry. It is likely that many audience members will share the same view as that person, so when you mention this conversation in your introduction they will have something to relate to. 15. The Activity Open An active audience is one that will be more likely to keep listening to you after you finish your introduction. Keeping an audience preoccupied with an activity works well during training sessions and workshops when you are trying to teach a specific skill. Engaging in activity right from the start allows the audience to recognize the benefits of listening to your message. The activity has to be fun but also challenging enough. If they quickly get through it they will spend the rest of the workshop sitting in their chairs doing nothing. 16. The Study Hall Open If you are someone who loves using data-heavy charts and graphs to illustrate your points, you have to be careful about how you present your data to the audience. While they want to be informed, people in the audience also don't want to be bombarded with too much information all at once. Establishing a school setting and distributing paper handouts of data to your audience to begin your session helps them to follow along. Ask them to read the charts and graphs, and following their review you are well on your way to making your key points. 17. The PowerPoint Open When PowerPoint technology is used correctly it is a highly effective tool for the audience. Otherwise, it immediately makes your presentation feel boring. Slides that are overly literal will fall flat, but conceptual and eye-catching images give strength to your words. Pick captivating and intriguing images. If you present a talk on how to make ice cream, you could begin with a slide that shows the finished product of your ice cream brand. Describe the process of making ice cream in your introduction, and as you proceed you show slides in reverse, moving from final product to the very beginning. Along the way, you guide the viewer through each step. 18. The Audio Clip Open Your voice remains front and center for your talk, but additional sounds can bring more clarity to your message. Your words will be given more meaning with the help of a short audio clip as it makes your message more memorable. If you are teaching a music school, you can include two brief audio excerpts, a before and after of student instruction. Though your words do matter, these clips can have a better impact in persuading students to join your school. Audio testimonies, song recordings, oral accounts, and speech snippets all make for good audio clips. 19. Silence A subtle pause of silence, even if it extends to only 10 seconds, gives your audience enough time to sit and quiet down. Most audiences expect a speaker to begin right away. If you want to get the attention of an audience, taking that extra pause will help your cause. People will start wondering why you are being so quiet as they gather around, and when you break your silence and start speaking you can use that pause to illustrate a key point. Sometimes the main challenge in public speaking events is to get the audience into a silent state. 20. The Challenge Open Audiences want to be challenged and motivated to contribute to something they feel passionate about. Open your speech with a challenge if you are looking to increase sales, raising money for a project, asking for volunteers, or wanting legislative change. It isn't just about buying into your message but also taking the actions to manifest it. Start your speech with something like this: "Leaders see possibilities where followers see obstacles. I am here today to call for leaders to encourage those who are unsure about the project to look past the stumbling blocks we face in the development of this local park and consider giving citizens a better environment." 21. Multiple Choice Test Presenting your own multiple-choice test can draw your audience to your topic, and this approach is tailor-made for a talk with multiple perspectives about an issue or different solutions to the same problem. An example of this open would be to say the following: "As a company, we have several routes we can take regarding growth and increased sales. We could a) buy smaller companies to diversify our portfolio of services, b) move resources to focus on only a few, or c) we could opt to franchise. After we evaluate these options together, I will offer the option that I think is the way for us to go." 22. The Mystery Open The odds are likely that your audience loves to solve mysteries. Whether they are read in books or watched on television, mysteries grab the attention of people simply because of the uncertainty that is wrapped around them. When using this open present some clues on stage, regardless of which side of the argument they lean towards. Remind the audience of these clues throughout the speech and encourage them to come up with their own conclusions before revealing how your mystery gets solved. 23. Have Audience Members Talk to Each Other All audiences will be sitting close together in a setting where they will be visible in front of you, so you might as well take advantage of this. Encourage people to talk to others that are sitting next to them, and specifically to let them know what they would like to learn from your speech. Encourage your audience to discuss with each other any particular points. Any commands or show of leadership on your part will easily influence the audience, as long as you do it with confidence. 24. Bring Up Statistics Even if you don't bring any charts or graphs to illustrate your points, simply mentioning important statistics will resonate with the audience to get your message across the right way. Statistics have the potential to trigger the emotional appeal of the audience. One example of presenting statistics in your open would be something like: "In 2019 there were 152,000 homeless people roaming the streets in California. By 2025 that number is expected to nearly double." This kind of open highlights the need to address the problem of homelessness because the statistic is powerful, personalized and surprising. 25. The Unexpected Definition Open Dictionaries are obviously accurate, but there are times when words gain more power when they are redefined. If you are a valedictorian and you want to share how much your fellow students mean to you, the open can go like this: "The dictionary defines classmate as a member of your class, but my definition for you all is much broader than that. We were friends, teammates, and mentors. As worthy opponents, we challenged each other on the field and in the classroom. And, we now can define ourselves as fellow graduates." Conclusion How you start your presentation will depend on what kind of presentation you are giving, and what tone you want to set for your audience. Regardless of which you choose to begin with, incorporating one of these strong tools into your speech ensures that your presentation is a success from the very start.
Wapcar - Best site to find car News, Reviews, Photos, Prices in Malaysia Wapcar provides the latest car prices, images, videos,the most interesting news, reviews, buying guide contents of all new, upcoming and latest cars in 2020. Wapcar is the most quickly updated and comprehensive auto website in Malaysia.
Award-Winning Copywriter | Ad Agency | Heavy Creative, Inc. Founded by one of America''s most award-winning copywriters. Achieve more success with optimal strategies and creative work. All media. Websites are a specialty.
Chair Review and Buying Guide » Chairikea Choose the best chair from our lists. We have short-listed almost 10,000 chairs from Amazon, Walmart and eBay. These chairs are comfortable, light-weight and long-lasting.
Twitter Want to stay fit despite a busy schedule? This is your one-stop solution for physical & mental fitness. Find smart fitness hacks, science-backed articles, buying guide to fitness gears & best product reviews.
Brits in Crete:: Informational Guide for British and Irish Ex-pats in Greece Brits in Crete :: A Guide to Living in Crete, Greece for British and Irish Ex-pats. Exploring the reality of Life on Crete, from finding a job, purchase a home, retire, how to handle the Greek bureaucracy plus day-to-dy information. The BritsinCrete.gr forum explores cool stuff with answers on flights, holidays, plus cost of living info on Crete and Greece, holiday home rental, local insurance cover, tax advice and tips on the best deals for new foreign residents, Greek Island lifestyle.
Music Gear Reviews, Buying Guides, & More | Guitar Junky Helping musicians pick the best music equipment since 2017. Check out our music equipment reviews and buying guide on best musical instruments & gears today.
Home | The Online Advertising Guide | Ad Guidance For Small Business The Online Advertising Guide has everything you need to know to get the best price and the best performance whether you are buying or selling ads online.
Best Multi Niche, SEO, Technology, Health, Travel, Education Guest Blogging Site Best SEO, digital marketing, internet marketing, online markeitng, best technology tips, educational, travel, free guest posting services, make money online, domain, web hosting.
Best Products Indian - Complete reviews & buying guide for Electronics, Smart Home and Kitchen appliances. We help you choose the right product. Complete reviews & buying guide for Electronics, Smart Home and Kitchen appliances. We help you choose the right product.
Wine Investment.com - Investing in Fine Wine – Cult Wines Everything you need to know about wine investment. Whether buying, selling or advice. Download our free wine investment guide, value your wine or browse thousands of fine wine prices.
Best Mattresses of Top Brands @ Low Price - Reviews & Buying Guide For a comfortable sleep, all you need is the best mattress. Here are 10 Top Rated Mattresses of different sizes, types & prices that suits for every sleeper
Ceiling Fans India: Buy Best Ceiling Fans Online In 2020 Looking for a good quality ceiling fan in India? Let us help you! We have reviewed and tested the top brand ceiling fans with buying guide and tips.
List Charming – Product Reviews and Buyer's Guide Get the Top #10 List for all the Product Category of Amazon. A Buyer's Guide always stands useful before buying an expensive product online. So we bring you the Best Product Comparision Website.
An Easy-Peasy, Comprehensive Buying Guide for Refrigerator in India Not sure of which refrigerator to go for? Check out this simple and comprehensive buying guide for refrigerator that will help you make the right pick.
Upholstery Fits - Best Home Furniture Reviews & Buying Guide UpholsteryFits provides the best buying guide and unbiased reviews to help you find the right high-quality home furniture and other upholstery applications.
Classical Net - Classical Music Information & Reviews The Classical Net web site offers a comprehensive collection of information and news on classical music subjects including articles and CD/SACD/DVD reviews, composers and their music, the basic repertoire, recommended classical music recordings and a CD buying guide.
Electric Kettle Online - Find Best Electric Kettle India. Check Price & Review Electric Kettle Online 2020 - Check out Best & Fastest Electric Kettel Online in India with Price, Review & Buying Guide. Buy Electric Kettle for Tea, Maggi, Milk & Egg. Search Best Kettle for Car, Office, Travel and More
Best Tech Products & Fitness Products Unbiased Reviews 2020 Welcome to BuyitFirst where you get the best Tech Products Review & Buying Guide . We collect the product details before publishing for our Users.
Latest South Jersey News - CourierPostOnline.com CourierPostOnline.com covers the latest news in South Jersey including Camden, Gloucester & Burlington Counties along with regional coverage of New Jersey.
Deal Station - Deals That Matters! Dealstation.in provides comprehensive guide on home appliances and electronics items with which you can save a lot of time and effort when you choose something to buy. We compare all the top products in thousands of categories to give you the most reliable buying advice. We are fully committed to making your shopping experience easier by showing you only the best items.
Guitars Guide - A Complete Guide for Guitar Lovers Are you planning to buy your first guitar? Let us help you! we have listed the top guitar from the most poular brands with trusted reviews and buying tips.
Best Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3600 - Review & Buying Guide 2020 Here is the indepth Review & Buying Guide that you need to read before buying Best Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3600 in 2020. We have also included our top pick if you are in a hurry.