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The Beginning Of Your Speech

  • Take the time to stand straight, to smile, (acknowledge the audience, thank them and your host depending on the event), take a couple of deep breaths while going over your first line in your head.
  • Start with a bang - a statistic, a quote, a statement, a joke - anything that will arouse curiosity and engage your audience's thinking.
  • Don't start with "Hello, my name is... and I'm going to talk about..."

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Your close is what the audience will remember. Don't shuffle and say "Umm, that's it." At the very least, add a strong last line and say "thank you."

Now that you’ve captured the audience, you have to maintain their interest. This can take different formats:

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