Simon Sinek has the ability to engage with every person in the audience at the time. Lets hear from Simon as he talks about his best practices to starting a presentation.
"Presenting is like a journey. There are ups and downs, but there is a place we want people to get to. Whether it is to inspire action, or to learn something, or to perceive the world differently. We have to start with that end goal in mind, so that all of the pieces move towards that end goal. The structure is really important. How are you going to start? What is that frame that will get you going? There is no right way to this, but what I have found is to start with some sort of story that captures the idea that you are going to be presenting about. We can start of with something as basic and quite boring as, Imagine if you were to sit down with someone in a meeting and they hung on to every word you said. If someone shows up with the desire to give and idea, people are much more receptive".
Start with the end in mind, and tie it into a story.