“Your speech needs to have an attention-grabbing opening. If you don’t grab your audience’s attention within the first 30 seconds of your speech, they’re going to tune out of your presentation” (Akash Karia, Public Speaking: The Complete Bundle, Kindle Loc. 230).
When you stand up in front of students, you only have a few seconds to get their attention. What can you say that will draw them in? If you don’t pull them in at the beginning, you might not have another chance.
20 Opening Lines for Your Next Sermon
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Don’t bore your students by starting with a predictable opening line. Draw them in at the beginning with one of these lines. Which one will you use this week?
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