54 Quotes About Opener

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
I do not stand on protocol. If you just call me Excellency it will be okay. Henry Kissinger
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
At the end of a long introduction: You omitted perhaps one thing - that in 1974 I had a hemorrhoidectomy. Howell Heflin
My father gave me these hints on speech making: Be sincere ... be brief ... be seated. James Roosevelt
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
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
If any of you are related to our main guest let me know so I can speak slowly. Wendy Morgan
As my mother used to say: "Mimic a duck act calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like crazy underneath." Anonymous
Some people might say that I think too highly of you just because I worship the water you walk on. Anonymous
As Spinoza or someone very much like him once said .. . Judith Viorst
An evening like this would be empty without some reference to [politics] so let's just think of this as empty. Anonymous
Speeches are like steer horns - a point here a point there and a lot of bull in between. Evelyn Anderson
My job is to talk to you and your job is to listen. If you finish first please let me know. Harry Hershfield
I don't want to be patronizing. .. that means "talking down." Wendy Morgan
Speaker: I have only ten minutes and hardly know where to begin. voice in back: Begin at the ninth. Jacob Braude
After such an introduction I can hardly wait to hear what I'm going to say. Evelyn Anderson
I was chosen to speak due to my warm personality... . Look up warm and it means "not so hot." Anonymous
A speech that's full of sparkling wit will keep its hearer grinning provided its end is close to its beginning. Anonymous
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain
I'd like to tell you some jokes now but you'd only laugh. Milton Berle
The recipe for a good speech includes some shortening. Anonymous
I was told to be accurate be brief and then be seated.... So I promise I shall be brief as possible - no matter how long it takes me. Willard Pearson
Thank you for the privilege of speaking to you in this magnificent auditorium. You know the meaning of the word auditorium don't you? It is derived from two Latin words audio "to hear " and taurus "the bull." Larry Wilde
I was chosen to speak today based on my senility. Wendy Morgan
A toastmaster is a man who eats a meal he doesn't want so he can get up and tell a lot of stories he doesn't remember to people who've already heard them. George Jessel
I'm an idealist: I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way. Carl Sandburg
We noticed a crasher at the bar - that shows what a real man he is - he's here to show he's not ticked for not being asked. Anonymous
Response to clapping: "Thank you for ovating." Anonymous
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. George Bernard Shaw
A bore is a man who spends so much time talking about himself that you can't talk about yourself. Melville Landon
Buffet: A French word that means "get up and get it yourself." Ron Dentinger
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. Mark Twain
On how to become a good speaker: Practice all the time. One of the best ways is to put a bunch of marbles in your mouth while you talk. Slowly but surely you take away a marble. And then when you've lost all your marbles you're a public speaker. George Jessel
Once you get people laughing they're listening and you can tell them almost anything. Herb Gardner
Goldie Hawn is funny sexy beautiful talented intelligent warm and consistently sunny. Other than that she doesn't impress me at all. Neil Simon
When I told her we were going to roast her she said "Of course. .. they only crucify the innocent." Anonymous
A lot of you want me to hurry through the introduction. That's because you're so much older you don't want to waste a minute of your life. Wendy Morgan
Even more exasperating than the guy who thinks he knows it all is the one who really does. Al Bernstein
We will then hear from the founder of the Mayo Clinic .. . Dr. Ted Clinic. Dave Barry
The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist Jack. H. L. Mencken
Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you if you'll just rattle your jewelry. John Lennon
As one skeleton said to the other - if I had any guts I'd get the heck out of here. Anonymous
Thanks for the nice introduction. Next to my resume that's the closest I'll ever come to perfection. Anonymous
We were worried that our main speaker wouldn't be able to make it tonight. But fortunately due to a hole in the prosecution's case .. . Anonymous
I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare but then I thought Why should I? He never reads any of mine. Spike Milligan
I hope you will excuse my being late. The person in this organization who gave me directions here has obviously heard me speak before. Anonymous
When I was preparing for this speech I asked my family for advice. One member replied "There's a first time for everything so try to be funny and brief." Anonymous
Most experts suggest that one should open with a joke. Obviously they've never heard me tell a joke. Anonymous
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I'm pleased to be with you. (Pause) That concludes my prepared remarks. Anonymous
I'm moving down here .. . because some of you in the back might not be able to hear my talk .. . and that wouldn't be fair to those who can hear it. Anonymous
It has been discovered experimentally that you can draw laughter from an audience anywhere in the world of any class or race simply by walking on a stage and uttering the words "I am a married man." Ted Kavanaugh
This gathering is what I call "intimate " which really means "Where is everybody?" Tim Conway