Daniel prefers not having a formal “introduction schools”and will introduce himself to students when sharing his story during the opening 5 -10 minutes of his presentation . Therefore, no formal introduction is required.
Prior to handing the microphone over to Daniel, the lead staff member can share why the introduction schools has organised the session, what they hope students will gain, and importantly, the behavioural expectations, and then “Please welcome Daniel.”
The behavioural expectations set by the person prior to introduction schools
is crucial in ensuring an optimal experience for all. The standard set, and instructions given will shape student attentiveness, and discourage students from testing the boundaries with “the guest speaker”.
If you prefer to share something about Daniel, then feel free to include the following: “Daniel is a well-being and leadership specialist and speaks at many schools across Australia and internationally. He has also written a book which I’m sure he’ll tell you more about”…and then Daniel can take over from there.