Hello, my name is Maria Keckler… and I want to talk about…
WAIT, don’t leave!
That’s actually NOT how I want to start this conversation, and neither should you the next time you deliver a presentation.
Imagine Sheryl Sandberg opening a keynote with
“Hi, my name is Sheryl Sandberg. I’m Facebook’s COO. I’m here to talk to you about…”
The Bad News
You have less than ten seconds to move people’s attention from their phone or preoccupations to your message. If you fail, they may not re-engage again.