On a Fundamentals of Public Speaking test recently, I was confronted with the question: List 5 methods of capturing audience attention (5 points). After a few moments of thought and finally a "what the hell?" on my part, I came up with this: Humor Shock Anecdote Rhetorical Question Large Explosions The interesting bit is that I got full credit for the question. I have a speech due on Wednesday, so I guess it's time to break out the chemistry set.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)