Public Speaking Tips : How to Begin a Public Speech

Uploaded by expertvillage on 01.10.2007

Hello my name is Scott. I am name tag guy from, on behalf of
Expert Village. We are here to learn about public speaking. In this episode, we are learning
how to begin your speech with a bang. I will share three different essential elements for
doing so.

#1 When you get on stage, smile for three seconds and shut up. Yup this
shows poise, patience and the mark of a polished speaker plus it engages the audience right

#2 Hit the ground, running with a story, a quote, a number or a date. Trust
me. It is a heck of a lot better to start a speech with something like 147 days ago
versus good morning everybody.

#3 Within the first two minutes of your speech, you
better make sure everybody is thinking “Oh! man, this is going to be a good speech!”
This is what Hollywood calls the flavor scene. Now I want you to think about, Armageddon,
you know with Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton. First two minutes of the speech, they are
at the NASA headquarters and he says, “Oh my God! The world is going to end in 36 hours,
I know one man that can save us.” That is a flavor scene; it makes us think this is
going to be good. Using these three keys you will be certain to begin your speech with
a bang.