Opening a speech

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The opening line in any speech is the most important.

Know it, live it, breathe it every second of every day leading up to your speech.

If you can deliver that opening line perfectly, confidently and powerfully, you will have already gained the confidence and interest of your audience and reduced your nerves before you even start your second line!

Your opening line is your first impression – use it to your advantage.

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Rich Watts is the UK Business Speaker of the Year and a past JCI National Public Speaking champion. He setup and now runs Rich Public Speaking providing presentation skills and public speaking training.

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