First and foremost, you cannot simply state the person’s name; you have to state the speaker’s mission and his or her intended purpose for the audience. You want to be detailed and concise at the same time. The more detailed the introduction is, the better reaction the audience has toward the speaker. You want the audience to be impressed by the speaker before he steps foot onto stage. Flattery is the best way to win over a speaker who will hopefully win over the audience in return.
At the same time, you want to be concise with your words. Even at the most professional banquets and rallies, people get restless when a speaker gets onstage. You have to remember that another person is making the long speech and you are not.
Include the three main parts of any speech introduction: the speaker’s name, his background or profession and his mission or reason for being in attendance. When you include these three main details, you are guaranteed to write a good introduction that impresses everyone.