Now, here are some do's and don'ts for you as an introducer or a writer of introductions:
Don't try to upstage the speaker. Remember that the introduction is the appetizer, not the main course.
Don't make the introduction too long. Two or three minutes ought to be long enough for most occasions. On the other hand, take whatever time is necessary to do a proper job. It's not so much the length that's important; it's the content.
Be sure you know how to pronounce the speaker's name . If you're writing an introduction for someone else to deliver, and if the speaker has an unusual name, double-check the pronunciation and write it phonetically for the speaker's benefit.
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