54 Best Opener Quotes And Sayings

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I'd like to introduce a man with a lot of charm talent and wit. Unfortunately he couldn't be here tonight so instead .. . Melvin Helitzer
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I do not stand on protocol. If you just call me Excellency it will be okay. Henry Kissinger
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The number-one fear in life is public speaking and the number-two fear is death. This means that if you go to a funeral you're better off in the casket than giving the eulogy. Jerry Seinfeld
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At the end of a long introduction: You omitted perhaps one thing - that in 1974 I had a hemorrhoidectomy. Howell Heflin
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My father gave me these hints on speech making: Be sincere ... be brief ... be seated. James Roosevelt
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A good speech like a woman's skirt should be long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest. I have been asked to give my address in the remaining five minutes. That I can do! Here it is: 10 Carlton Gardens London England. Lord Balfour
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I sort of feel like Cindy Crawford's new husband on their wedding night. I know what's expected of me. I'm just not sure I've got the ability to make it interesting. Melvin Helitzer
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If any of you are related to our main guest let me know so I can speak slowly. Wendy Morgan
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As my mother used to say: "Mimic a duck act calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like crazy underneath." Anonymous
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Some people might say that I think too highly of you just because I worship the water you walk on. Anonymous
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As Spinoza or someone very much like him once said .. . Judith Viorst
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An evening like this would be empty without some reference to [politics] so let's just think of this as empty. Anonymous
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Speeches are like steer horns - a point here a point there and a lot of bull in between. Evelyn Anderson
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My job is to talk to you and your job is to listen. If you finish first please let me know. Harry Hershfield
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I don't want to be patronizing. .. that means "talking down." Wendy Morgan
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Speaker: I have only ten minutes and hardly know where to begin. voice in back: Begin at the ninth. Jacob Braude
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After such an introduction I can hardly wait to hear what I'm going to say. Evelyn Anderson
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I was chosen to speak due to my warm personality... . Look up warm and it means "not so hot." Anonymous
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A speech that's full of sparkling wit will keep its hearer grinning provided its end is close to its beginning. Anonymous
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It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain