Here is a sample script for use in planning your opening remarks: “Good evening! My name is (name) and this is (name) , (name) , (name) , and (name) . We are from the (Organization) .”
“We’re here this evening to talk to you about an agricultural issue that we feel is of great importance.”
“Our objective is not to try and persuade you to take a stand on this issue, but we would like to try and present both sides of the issue to you in order to better educate the public on a very important agricultural concern.”
“We want to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us to come before the (Name of Organization) for this Agricultural Issues Forum. Our topic today is: (Title of the Agricultural Issue being presented) .”
(The opening remarks may be made by the teacher or the leader of the group making the presentation.)
From this point, you’ll want to begin introducing the agricultural issue. From a verbal analysis, the listener should not be able to tell whether the presenter is for or against the issue. Use the Presentation Steps to analyze your presentation to avoid letting the listener determine if the presenter is for or against the issue.
Here is a sample script for use in closing your presentation: