“Start strong with a ‘grabber’. A personal story, a quote from an expert or a shocking statistic — something that takes a hold of your audience and gets them hooked and opens their mind to your message. Give the audience a chance to see your personal connection to the topic.” — Conor Neill
From TeachStreet: How to break the ice when giving a speech.
“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow