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When speaking at a conference or seminar the phrase
spoken by
Mark 'Doc' Andrews win over his immediately
was simple.

"Frankly you aren't what I was expecting either."

The crowd would break out into wildly respectful laughter and
the giant elephant in the room was dismissed.

From that moment on he had the audience engaged in every
word he said.

Whether you open with a joke, personal tag line or
enthusiastic welcome it is the first five to 10 seconds that
sets the audience’s expectation and subsequent respect.

Make sure it is personal. Using the line by Andrews will not
work for you. Instead there is something about you, your
industry, the place where you are speaking or a current
event that will endear you immediately.

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Doc Andrews:
Little guy, big voice