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As an example, if you were giving a presentation on your business opportunity, you might begin by talking about economy (general), and how hard it is for some people to make ends meet (a little more specific). Then, you would discuss how nice it would be for your audience to have some extra money to pay bills or buy that luxury item they've always wanted (more specific). Then, finally, you would introduce your opportunity as a way that they could accomplish this (even more specific).
As you can see, this format is a nice way of leading into a subject. By using triangle, you can "ease" your way into making your main point at end of introduction. The inverted triangle certainly isn't only way to structure an introduction, but it is very helpful when an introduction doesn't spring instantly to mind.
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