What is a good attention grabber for a speech?

April 21st, 2010

I have to write a speech on the best excuses for missing work for my high school speech class. It is a funny speech and I would like to start it off right with a joke of some sort that ties into my speech. Any ideas?

16 Responses to “What is a good attention grabber for a speech?”

  1. JESUS says:

    Yell boobs really loud, then just stare at the audience. Youll get laughter.

  2. alleycat3435 says:



  3. light! :) says:

    a funny story that relates to your speech

  4. Chucky says:

    try nudity… gets my attention

  5. =) says:

    Try writing the speech in a story format. Like tell a story about a boy or girl and their endless excuses. You could start the essay off with the first sentence being an excuse of missing homework and go from there. Goodluck!

  6. Armaan G says:

    “Im sorry, i didnt do my speech”

  7. birdgirl says:

    Start it out with an excuse as to why your speech isn’t done. Make it the craziest thing you’ve ever thought of, it doesn’t even have to be believable. But make it funny. And say it so serious, your teacher might believe you, and get really mad at you for the irony.

    have fun! and good luck!

  8. Atherfool says:

    Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away……………..

  9. T-pain says:

    speak fluently, tell them that you have prizes, and at the end ask a question or two, intise ( not sure how to spell) the audience and talk with your hands to, makes people immagine what your talking about.

  10. Clever nickname says:

    I’m sorry I missed work but my father had a heart attack and he landed on the dog which I had to take to the vet but it turns out HE’s pregnant somehow and I had to hang around for the C-Section and I would’ve called but my little sister dropped my cellphone in the toilet and it was my uncle’s funeral also, but I promise it won’t happen again.

  11. Jo says:

    Here is a true excuse I heard once from one of my co-workers for why she was two hours late for work: “My cat barfed in my work shoes.”
    I laughed so hard I could not even be mad at her for having forced me to stay over two hours, since we could not leave our work until there was a replacement.

  12. skf says:


    *dives under podium and assumes the fetal position*

  13. Jen N says:

    Find out what the craziest excuse for missing work is and tell a story about it. Here is a link http://blog.manta.com/?p=226

  14. flischer says:

    I’m not sure if this is the type of thing that you are looking for, but it made me laugh when I read it.


    Some folks just don’t get it!
    This is an actual news story.

  15. Mike says:

    Say “Excuse me sir, but I believe I left my used tampon in your cereal.”

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