An example about openings

This brief post from writer/speaker Jon Acuff has a great illustration about the importance of your opening line in public speaking. It would be a good example to share with students about why it is worth their time to plan something better than the “my topic is…” opening or “thanks for listening…” closing.

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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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