Guide to Creating a Opening Statement

The opening statement is the start of your argument and presents your case to the public. It contains the elements which is the basis for the debate. Opening statements may take form as a document, audio file or video.

We include actual well produced opening statements as videos for examples. In most cases the presentation should attract the interest of a wide audience. Include for those who do not posses the deeper knowledge of the topic and do not have the time to drill downward.

The following presentation has the following:

  • Short and to the point
  • Itemizes the elements
  • Good use of graphics and animation

Your opening statement does not have to be highly polished to be good.

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