Nursery Rhymes

Speech Opener

  • The speech opener consists of:

    • The opening, ice-breaker or attention grabber

  • A great ice-breaker was used by David Niven, the English Movie star:

"Tonight I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's fifth husband. I know what to do but how do I make it interesting?"

  • Get the attention of the audience before you start your speech! Update David Niven's ice-breaker with current names

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Speech Opener

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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

Famous Speeches & Speech Topics
Giving and Writing Speeches

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