When does the beginning begin?

It is always said that the first fifteen seconds are all you have to either grip or lose the audience. When do these fifteen seconds begin though? When you walk up to the mike after your name is announced? Just at the time when your name is being announced? Or is it when you have sized up your audience and begun speaking? Being in the speech mode should start much before, even before you leave your house to go make your speech. It should actually begin the previous night. Go over all the points you have to speak on and …

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