Where should I look and what should I do while being introduced?
Let’s assume that you prepared a good introduction and the introducer is doing a good job of promoting your credentials. That means that the introducer is saying positive things about you and your presentation.
While the audience is listening to this glowing praise they will be searching for the physical evidence – you – the speaker.
Your audience is looking for visual confirmation of those wonderful words. Once they find you they will judge the truth of those words on how confident you look.
That means that you need to be visible while your introduction is being read. You also need to look at your audience, smile and exude confidence.
If you look the part they will tend to believe the glowing introduction and be ready to hear your words.
While your introduction is being read you should be seated or standing at the front of the room where everyone can see you. You must sit or stand proud and smile at your audience.
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