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How to Start a Speech


How to Start a Speech

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What are the first words of a speech? What should be the first sentence of a speech? How can you engage an audience from the first moment? There are 3 ways to start a speech.

How to Start a Speech

For many people, the hardest part of delivering a speech or presentation is getting started. We will walk through some effective (and less effective) ways to engage the audience’s attention from the first moment.

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Public Speaking Tips: How to Start a Speech: Speech Opening Techniques

Public Speaking Tips: How to Start a Speech: Speech Opening Techniques

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Great Openings and Closings

Too often, a speaker loses his audience before he even gets to the core of his speech. In this video, Deborah Grayson Riegel teaches viewers how to create terrific openings and closings to presentations.

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6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience
Public speaking is hard. We all know it. But if you master a few basic public speaking tips and techniques, you can absolutely hook any audience.

In this video you'll get the public speaking training to hook an audience n 30 seconds. The public speaking skills to tell stories that have people hanging on every word. And the techniques to nail a finale that moves people to action.

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How to Use Humor in a Speech Opening

How to you use humor in a speech or presentation opening (Part 2 of 5). Many options exist to grab your audience's attention when public speaking but I do not recommend telling punchline jokes.

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Unless you are a truly hilarious person, however, straight up joke will not likely work.

At the same time, I'm 100% in favor of using lighthearted humor to grab an audience's attention.

How do you make a funny speech without telling jokes?

1. Quote somebody funny. Quotations are great and you can find humorous quotations for your attention grabber. Be sure to say As [blank] once said . . . as you transition into the quotation. That will help to transport your listeners. Position yourself so that both you and your listeners are focusing on the quotation and the person who said it. Don't make it sound like you are the one saying it. That will help listener's hear the other person's voice in their heads and take the attention off of you as the joke teller.

2. Tell a lighthearted story. Stories don't have punchlines. They have situations people can imagine. Most funny stories have a goal that the people in the story are trying to accomplish and the obstacles in the story become a funny series of problems they have to overcome. As long as the end goal is lighthearted, each obstacle or issue the people in the story face will sound quite funny and weave a great attention getter.

3. Show a humorous visual. It can be a funny picture with a caption or just an image that is funny on its own.

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What should the first words of a speech be? What should be the first sentence of a speech? How can you hook the audience from the word go?

Wouldn’t it be great if every single person who attends your presentation or speech gets excited at your speech and stays tuned until the end, focusing on you the entire time? I think we both know the answer to that question. The problem is that we always lack presentation hook ideas to start the presentation. Your hook is often the difference between a successful presentation and a very boring one. Think about it. If you don’t grab your audience right away, you’ll lose them forever. This video provides 4 Killer Ways to hook your audience.

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How to Start a Presentation or Speech: 5 Steps to a Killer Intro

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Most people start their speeches in a horrible way, so boring. I want to show you how to start a speech in public speaking. There are 2 things you want to do:

1) You want to establish with the audience what's in it for them.

Why should I give my attention to you? Why somebody should even bother listening to you. And let's face it, not many people establish this during these speeches.

2) You need to establish some credibility as to why are you talking about what you are talking about.

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