One simple way to open a speech is with questions—usually three.

How will you captivate your audience at the beginning of your next speech?
How will you show them you have a message they care about?
How will you assure them that this won't be like all those other boring ones?

Opening questions can reveal what you'll be speaking about…

How your message is relevant to your audience…

What benefits they'll leave with if they pay attention…

And what distinguishes you from all those excruciating speakers they've been forced to endure who talk about sexual harassment, active shooter , and safety on the job?

Three questions…

A for reflection after each…

And the audience will belong to you.