Six grade locker filled with…….

1 Sep

A Better Speech Opening

Great speakers know how to open a speech in a way that hooks the audience into the presentation immediately. (Opening strong is one of the 25 essential skills for public speakers.) There are many ways to do this, including the use of drama and misdirection.

Imagine opening your speech with the following lines:

Tobacco. [long pause]

Alcohol. [long pause]

Guns. [long pause]

Criminal items seized in a search [slight pause] of a 6th grade locker in a bad school district.

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