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Chapter 22. Entertaining Speeches > The Host with the Most: Introducing a Speak... - Pg. 181

Entertaining Speeches 181 Speech of the Devil · Don't try to summarize the speaker's presentation. · Don't try to fake it--be prepared. · Don't point out any negative situations about the room, audience, or speaker. · Don't say anything that will embarrass the speaker. Use the following check list to help you introduce a speaker with poise and self-assurance. Check off these items as you prepare and deliver your introductory speech. Speaker Introduction Checklist Pronounce the speaker's name correctly--practice beforehand. Research the person's background and achievements. Repeat the speaker's name several times. Zero in on what makes the speaker specifically qualified to address this audience.