Category Archives: Speech Openings

How to organize your speech, Part 1

Last year, Carma Spence was invited to speak at the Western Museums Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California, as part of a panel on public speaking. In this excerpt from her part of the presentation, she talks about … Continue reading

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An Introduction is not an Opening

Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed something interesting. A lot of people get confused about the difference between an introduction and an opening. They couldn’t be more different, but people mix up the words. So let me set you … Continue reading

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How to open a speech

How you open your speech sets the tone and expectations of the presentation. In this excerpt from a workshop for teens about public speaking, I share some tips on how to open a speech.     To review, you can … Continue reading

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Craig Ferguson on Public Speaking

Last night on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Craig talked about public speaking … providing some off the wall tips and information about how to develop this skill. Some of them were actually pretty good, so I wanted … Continue reading

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