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  • Publisher: LinkedIn
    2022-05-25

    A starbuck story

    The opening to this speech is a variation of once upon a time! Pay attention to how he draws you in and makes you want to listen. Great example of story telling and leaving the listener with a life lesson to ponder! Be kind it resonates!
    The opening to this speech is a variation of once upon a time! Pay attention to how he draws you in and makes you want to listen. Great example of story telling and leaving the listener with a life lesson to ponder! Be kind it resonates! Share Button

    Tags: great opening, great speeches

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2019-08-15

    10 great tips on how to open a speech

    This short video offers specific language on how to open your speeches, and what not to say. There is certainly a common theme among all our videos on the topic of great openings, and this one offers some new language we can use.
    This short video offers specific language on how to open your speeches, and what not to say. There is certainly a common theme among all our videos on the topic of great openings, and this one offers some new language we can use. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, great opening

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2016-08-21

    2016 World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren Tay Wen Jie

    A great example of a great opening. He engages the audience by using a prop, then making a statement and then getting into his story.
    A great example of a great opening. He engages the audience by using a prop, then making a statement and then getting into his story. Share Button

    Tags: great opening

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2012-03-10

    How to Start a Speech

    What are the first words you should say in a speech and what are the last words you should say in a speech. The speaker starts with examples on how not to start a speech and explains there are only 3 ways to start a speech. This video has over 15 million views, and offers an important lesson about leadership.
    What are the first words you should say in a speech and what are the last words you should say in a speech. The speaker starts with examples on how not to start a speech and explains there are only 3 ways to start a speech. This video has over 15 million views, and offers an important lesson about leadership. Share Button

    Tags: great opening

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2012-03-10

    6 Public Speaking Tips to Hook Any Audience

    You must captivate their attention first! A great example of how to engage an audience. See how to use props and incredible timing to capture the audience attention, and interaction to hook your audience.
    You must captivate their attention first! A great example of how to engage an audience. See how to use props and incredible timing to capture the audience attention, and interaction to hook your audience. Share Button

    Tags: great opening, audience interaction

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2009-11-15

    Watch how Richard Feynman opens his talk on the Distinction of Past and Future

    One of the most difficult task in speech making is the beginning. How do you set the context and draw the listener in. This talk by Richard Feynman on The Distinction of Past and Future is a great example of a great opening, where he starts with facts to get the audience attention.
    One of the most difficult task in speech making is the beginning. How do you set the context and draw the listener in. This talk by Richard Feynman on The Distinction of Past and Future is a great example of a great opening, where he starts with facts to get the audience attention. Share Button

    Tags: great opening, opening with facts

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