When you’re giving a speech, it goes without saying that you want your audience to be attentive and engaged.
You’ve probably spent a lot of time crafting what you have to say. And, you want participants to listen and really understand your message.
As you can appreciate, your opening few lines can make or break your presentation. You’ll either have people sitting quietly and paying attention or already beginning to zone out.
So, what’s the key to starting a speech well? The good new is that there are quite a number of great ways to begin.
Your aim is to create interest and set the tone for the rest of your presentation.Continue reading