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Jan 5, 2007
Speeches / Suggesting a few ideas about Qualities of a good speech [11]

I'm minoring in organizational communication, and I've always been told that the first sentence you say is what determines the outcome of your entire speech.

If it doesn't grab their attention, some listeners will immediately begin tuning you out.

Try to come up with a first sentence that grabs attention, but don't be ridiculous with it. I've heard some people start off by yelling, which others may find offensive or too assertive.

Also, try to speak in a comfortable tone. A calm, friendly voice will make your audience warm up very quickly.