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Four Reasons to Keep Speaker Intros Brief

Four Reasons to Keep Speaker Intros Brief

Four Reasons to Keep Speaker Intros Brief 706 469 I Need A Speaker

By Tricia Richards-Service


Hey there! Are you tired of sitting through introductions that feel longer than a cross-country road trip? We get it. That’s why we’re here to advocate for the power of short, snappy speaker bios or labels. Trust us, less is more when it comes to keeping your audience engaged and excited. Here’s why:

  1. Audiences Want Highlights: In today’s fast-paced world, attention spans are shorter than ever. Your audience doesn’t need a play-by-play of the speaker’s entire career—they just want the highlights reel. Keep it short, sweet, and to the point.
  2. Curiosity Piques Interest: Ever heard the phrase “leave them wanting more”? That’s exactly what a short bio does. By giving just enough information to pique curiosity, you’ll leave your audience eager to hear what the speaker has to say.
  3. Focus on the Good Stuff: When you’re introducing a speaker, share the most impressive and relevant aspects of their background. A short bio allows you to cut out the fluff and focus on the good stuff—their outstanding expertise, accomplishments, and unique qualifications to speak on the topic at hand.
  4. Easy to Remember: People forget details of short intros. But a short, punchy bio? That sticks in your mind like your favorite song lyrics. Keep it simple, and your audience will remember the speaker long after they’ve left the stage.

For more on introductions, check out our post with alternatives to “without further ado.”




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