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The best advice I ever received was…

A lesson I learned the hard way was…

                             …grabs the attention of your listeners.

From my point of view…

From my frame of reference…

                             …helps your audience understand your position.

A quote important to me is …

From my reading, I have learned…

                            …makes you more interesting.

As I stated earlier…

My position is…

                  …keeps your presentation focused.

I believe…

I know…

             …helps you sound confident.

One of my values is…

My priorities are…

                     …shows character.

In summary…

To close…

              …keeps you in charge of the time.

Now, just a few more tips to help you implement this idea.

Remember these are your opening lines, not someone else’s.

Consider that you won’t have to worry so much about forgetting what you are going to say.

Be assured that your audience will recognize your honesty and admire your integrity as a leader.

And, be glad that you can relax more and even have fun.

In closing, knowing your opening lines may seem simple; however, as you can see, something this simple, once it becomes a habit, can have a profound effect on your listeners and goes a long way to create loyal fans, and eager followers.

Sandra Muse Kuhlmann, Ph.D., works with clients on design, development, and delivery of presentations that get results. For information on how to contact Dr. Kuhlmann for training or consulting, contact the Frog Pond at 800.704.FROG(3764) or email susie@frogpond.com.

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