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Presentation expression to start a presentationHey there, it’s Carl Kwan here. So in this video, I’m gonna talk about another way that you can use to start your presentation and get the audience’s attention. Now, this is going to be a really cool thing to learn because you’ve never heard this from us before.

And what I’m gonna tell you is that you’re gonna tell your audience that they’re wrong and that you’re right.

Why would you want to do that?

Now, why this is gonna work so well is because most people have a certain belief about a particular topic. They’re gonna have maybe a misconception or they’re gonna believe some kind of myth. And then you’re gonna tell them why that is actually false.

So that sets you up as the expert and it also makes them want to figure out, “Well, what don’t I know?” to fill that knowledge gap that they’re gonna have.

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Start a presentation: How to get the audience's attention

How you do it

What you’re going to say is something like this, right at the beginning you’re gonna say…

“You probably think that (whatever). Right? But you’d be wrong. And that’s what I’m going to talk about today.”

You just fill in “whatever” with your topic.

As an example, you could say something like this, “You probably believe, you probably think…” You probably think, you probably believe, both the same.

“You probably believe that most people buy based on logic. But you’d be wrong. And that’s what I’m going to talk about today.”

You can change it to believe or think, it doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re telling them that, “Hey, what you think or what you currently believe is actually not true and I’m gonna tell you the truth.”

Gets their attention

It’s a really fantastic way for you to start your presentation to show that you’re an expert and to get the audience’s attention right off the bat.

If you have any questions about this particular expression or anything else about presentations, please leave a comment below, we’d be more than happy to answer your questions for you.

Thank you once again.

Take care.

All the best.