3 best ways to start a speech to engage with you

Here’s another short tip that you can use immediately to improve your chance of engaging with your audience.

What are the first words of a speech? What should be the first sentence of a speech? How can you engage an audience from the first moment? There are 3 ways to start a speech presented by Conor Neill.

If you want to learn how to engage with your audience with more success.  Try this 3 ways:

1. Start with a problem or question.  For example, start with “I think we know someone in common…”.   People will engage to continue this communication.

2. Start with a shocking or alarming facts or news

3. Start with a story.  Start with “Once upon a time …”.  It automatically engages the audience as we are trained to listen to this.  In a business world, this can also be applied.  Start with an experience (eg. how your life has changed), pause for 20 to 30 seconds before continuing.  This will engage the audience.  Stories are about people, not things.

There you have it.  Use this 3 ways to start your speech today now.