How to Get Your Audience’s Attention with Your Very First Words

I’ve always enjoyed using what I call the “Startle and Wrap” method to get my audience’s attention because it does 3 things:

  1. It makes them confused
  2. It leads to curiosity
  3. It hooks them in because they want to clear up their confusion and satisfy their curiosity.

Take a look at how you can use the “Startle and Wrap” method to grab your audience’s attention within the first few seconds of your speech.

Your Turn

What example(s) do you have of a Startle and Wrap?

 

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Craig Valentine

As a motivational speaker I've been fortunate to have spoken in over 20 countries, and back in 1999 Toastmasters International awarded me the World Champion of Public Speaking.

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