Nursery Rhymes

Attention Grabbers

  • Attention Grabbers - sound like a great idea but what are they?

  • Attention Grabbers are designed to intrigue your audience, you can do this by:

    • Making an unexpected statement

    • Using Humor

    • Using a relevant quotation

    • Posing a Rhetorical question designed to arouse curiosity without requiring an answer

    • Shocking the Audience with an unexpected fact or statistic

  • Once you have the attention of the audience go on to your Speech Introduction

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Attention Grabbers

This presentation slide provides free helpful hints and tips on the subject of Attention Grabbers, part of this free online tutorial on the subject of Writing Speeches.

Quotes about Speeches
Take heart from the following famous quotes about making and writing speeches!

  • "It usually takes more than three weeks to write a good impromptu speech." American writer Mark Twain

  • "The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance."  American writer Ruth Gordon

  • "Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope!" Lord Reading, English politician

  • "Be sincere; be brief; be seated." President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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