101 Ways to Open a Speech: How to Hook Your Audience From the Start With an Engaging and Effective Beginning

101 Ways to Open a Speech: How to Hook Your Audience From the Start With an Engaging and Effective Beginning Book
Book Title:

101 Ways to Open a Speech: How to Hook Your Audience From the Start With an Engaging and Effective Beginning

by: SpeakGood Press, Washington, DC

Product rating: 5.0 with 4 reviews


The opening moments of a presentation are critical to its overall success. People form opinions about speakers quickly, and once they do, their first impressions can prove difficult to reverse. A strong beginning gives audiences confidence that you’re going to deliver a message worth hearing, and takes advantage of your presentation’s opening minutes, when listener attention is at its peak.

This book will introduce you to a broad range of speech starters, using dozens of real-life examples and original suggestions. You will find opens intended to surprise, persuade, motivate, engage, and amuse your audiences. Some tell a story, others help frame your topic, and a few rely on modern technology.

In 101 Ways to Open a Speech, you will learn:

* How to captivate your audience from your first words
* Why there are actually three opens for every speech
* How to select the right open for every occasion
* How to connect your open to your speech topic
* How not to begin a presentation

101 Ways to Open a Speech is the first and only in-depth book to focus solely on the open itself, and is an indispensable desktop reference for everyone who ever presents to any audience.

June 23rd, 2015 by