I write my introduction in 24 point Times Roman so the person introducing me can read it verbatim. There are times when they choose not to, but I try to get them to agree to use what I prepare. I’ve been on Oprah. It is a big deal. I want the audience to know that I have credibility. I am an author of seven books. It is an indication of my professionalism.
Try to keep your introduction to sixty to ninety seconds. Include your accomplishments and be sure it’s interesting and a little intriguing. The major point of the introduction is to establish your credibility. I usually send a copy of my introduction to the event planner and I always carry extra copies with me, just in case.