How to Tastefully Grab the Attention of an Audience

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Attention-getters are important parts of a speech or presentation. Impromptu Guru Jill Schiefelbein, an expert on public speaking, recommends using statistics, anecdotes, humor or a number of other techniques -- as long as they are presented tastefully and are relevant to the topic -- that will make your audience perk up right off the bat.

Watch this video for more advice from the Impromptu Guru.