Illuminate the World!

Whenever possible, you should start a story or presentation with a statement or question which instantly draws your audience in.

Here are some good ones you can use:

·         You know what keeps me up at night?

·         Have you ever felt like you’ll never…

·         Do you ever feel like you’re always…

·         Have you ever been afraid of/really worried that…

·         My phone rang and I heard a voice on the other end I never expected to hear.

·         One morning/day/afternoon/evening something happened which changed my life forever.

·         I’ve been waiting all my life for_________ to happen and then one day…

·         Have you ever felt/thought/wondered…

·         I never expected to______________________ but that all changed when…

·         There was a time when…

·         If you told me that one day I’d be ________________________________, I’d say you were crazy…

·         Did you ever want something so much you could taste it?

·         You know what drives me nuts?  I can’t stand it when…

·         Did you ever have anyone in your life who really pushed your buttons?

·         Imagine if…

·         What if…