by Edgar Oliva
(San Dimas CA. USA)
Church for Public Speaking, Photo by Sam Segar
Q. After the mass, we are serving refreshments at our parish hall - I may be hosting by starting a small speech by thanking everyone who made went out of their way to the Christmas Advent Mass, despite their tight schedule.
I want to project a warm and hospitable attitude while speaking in front of people talking.
How do I make this sound smooth and short and less stressful, make it an acknowledgment of these people who made it?
I may also be introducing a singing group - I need your thoughts on making the intro not sound too corny yet interesting enough for them to stick around and listen for more.
A. Hi Edgar,
That's a great question: how do you start off, make people feel comfortable, acknowledge them, and get them interested for what's coming up - all while they're preoccupied eating and talking? Quite the task.
Luckily, there are three principles that you can apply to make this less stressful and successfully carry it off. Remember these three things while you prepare, then when you present, and you'll be great.
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