Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips


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Which of the following terms refers to the opening statement that the speaker uses to grab the audience's interest?

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What is wrong with the following introduction?

Hello, my name is Joshua Griffin, and I want to ask you a question: What are you doing with your life? Today I'm going to talk to you about what you can do with a communication major. I've done a lot of research in this field and have interviewed professors and professionals with this degree.

2. You should ensure the attention-getting device you use is _____ your speech.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of grabbing an audience's attention with this assessment. It will ask students questions about the steps and strategies for creating an interesting lead-in to any speech or presentation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who use this assessment can expect questions on:

  • How to use an attention getter effectively
  • The types of attention getters you can use
  • The definition of 'attention getter'

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help students improve these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the key information from the related article on grabbing audience's attention
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key terms like attention getter
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the various types of attention getters
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the tips and strategies for creating an effective attention getter

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more about this subject should take a look at the associated lesson, Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips. It will allow students to meet these objectives:

  • Understand why it is important to grab the audience's attention
  • Define an attention getter
  • Learn the methods and tips for producing an effective attention grabber
  • Understand how to include information like quotes, stories, statistics, etc.