the person who is responsible for the event is in charge of presenting
the speaker, often giving some basic information about this person.
as you expect, is flattering, however there shouldn't be too many
have the pleasure in introducing D. Gumersindo Bisoñez, who
is an authentic expert in the material, a world leading figure with
great prestige, a light which enlightens the path of progress, a
clear example of knowing how to do things, a true professional,
friend of his friends, defender of all causes....bla bla bla".
presentation the person who introduces the speaker should only give
out the information on the speaker which is related to the theme which
he/she is going to talk about, which will help the audience to place
if you are going to talk about organ translants it is a good idea
to comment on the possible experience that you have in this field,
and don't simply say that you are a doctor.
speaker has received significant prizes, acknowledgements, etc which
are related to the material that he/she is going to talk about, it
is a good idea to offer this information so that the public has an
exact valuation of the person that is going to speak.
speaker starts, he/she will start by thanking the presenter in a simple
way looking at him when he/she speaks.
"Many thanks, D. Roberto, for those very kind welcoming words".
should avoid false modesty: "thank you for those undeserved
then go on and greet the public, trying to start by looking at everyone
in the room (if you greet without looking, whilst you are organizing
your support notes, the greeting will look very cold and merely protocol).
to avoid what some people do when going up on to the stage. They
take their time (which lasts an eternity) to organize their notes,
the microphone, drink water, etc without having previously greeted
the people (as this doesn't look very good).
introduces the speaker, he/she will have to introduce himself/herself.
greeting the public, you need to give some basic facts about your
biography (they don't need to know what is on your Curriculum Viate).
example, if you are going to talk about international politics,
you can say that you are a teacher on this subject in such a university,
or that you are a member of the committee of exterior matters in
such a political party, etc..don' t boast too much.
you shouldn't do is mention the possible diplomas, titles that you
might have received as this can look pretentious (making the public
take a negative view of you).
am a merited teacher from the Royal and Ilustrious College of Arquitects
in Malaga, extordinary end of course results, number one in my year,
awarded with the Great Segismundo Cross, awarded from my valuable
scientific contributions, bla bla bla".
must not forget that the audience awards himility and hates ostentation.