27 Ways to Shake Up Speaker Introductions

27 questions that your introducers can use to reveal some of the lesser known facts about your speakers.

Personal
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Who inspires you?
Who do you aspire to be like?
Who was someone you really looked up to when you were young?
Did you or do you have a mentor?

Fun
What’s your superpower (referring to a skill that the person is really good at like parallel parking or sense of direction)?
What’s the last picture you took on your iPhone?
What is your most bizarre talent?
If you could keep only three possessions, what would they be?
What super hero would you be?
Who do you most admire in life?
Name one interesting fact that no one else knows about you.

Company
What’s the best testimonial your company has ever received?

Interests
What was the last book you read?
Do you prefer paper or digital books?
What is your hobby?
If you had an entire afternoon with no obligations, where would you go?
Is there a documentary or book that really changed the way you thought about something?
Which TV or book character that you’ve always resonated with?
What is your favourite business book and why?
What is your all time favourite book?

History
What did you love most about the place you grew up?  The least?
If you had a chance for a ‘do-over’ in life, what would you do differently?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
If you could witness any event of the past, present or future, what would it be?
If you could bring any 3 people (fictional, alive, dead, famous or not) to a dinner party, who would you invite?

Future
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

Try a few of these out and let me know what happens? I’d love to hear about the quirkiness of your members.
Source: Sandy Connery

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