July 2, 2016

Punch it!

Fellow speaker,

Put your punch phrase at the end of the sentence. A "punch phrase" is the phrase that your sentence is about. Putting it at the end makes the audience focus on those last words. For example, if you have a speech about learning to riding a bike you could ask, "Do remember when you first struggled to learn how to ride a bike?" Since "ride a bike" is the important phrase in the sentence, it goes last.


Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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