Your openings matters. Make not mistake it sets the tone for your whole presentation. Don’t listen to the age old advice, always start with a joke! What it if it’s not funny? What if they have heard the joke before. It can often do more harm than good. Here is an example of a funny opening that worked well! CLICK TO PLAY:
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