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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