5 Ways To Start A Meeting / Presentation

This short YouTube video will give you 5 effective ways of starting a meeting or presentation. It will ensure that you stand out as the instant leader of the group, bringing everyone’s attention to you.

Start a meeting or presentation with authority, and you are:

  • Better able to manage the audience
  • Able to ensure that the time is used effectively
  • Able to have a successful outcome by achieving your meeting / presentation objectives.

Start it badly, and you will:

  • Immediately lose your audiences’ attention
  • Lose the respect of your audience
  • Lose control of the group
  • Most likely not achieve the objectives of your meeting / presentation.

So, it is very important to get it right and to start strong, with a few well-placed Business English words.

Watch the full video here: 5 Ways To Start A Meeting Or Presentation

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Lyn has worked in various business areas of large, internationally-recognised, multinational telecommunication corporate organisations since 2004, gaining significant expertise in the business language of each. Her role regularly combined the functions of internal communications, training and change management on large projects and other strategic initiatives. She also has specific experience in: – Creating HR policies and procedures – Talent recruitment lead creation procedures – Process creation, optimisation and re-engineering in AP, sourcing and HR – Migrating and managing SOX and EWC compliance, and implementations – Global and regional Shared Service Centre management and implementations – Bid Management – EcoMetric assessment training and certification procedures – Internship creation and management – Full SAP, IFRS15, Concur and S4 Hana implementations QUALIFICATIONS She has a four-year Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Natal, in secondary (high school) second language teaching. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree, from the University of South Africa (UNISA), majoring in Psychology. She is a certified EcoMetrist and has an Advanced 120 Hour TEFL certificate. Her combination of international business experience provides practical, professional know-how, combined with excellent qualifications, ensures an effective all-round, expert approach to training.

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