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Need a bridge eh?
by Ed Thomason

The "bridge" (at least what I am calling a bridge) is an option that may or may not work with an audience. But a speaker may need to take a moment (a brief moment) to get his bearings, relax and attempt to warm up to his audience. While the audience is putting away song books, shuffling the kids and finding their Bibles as a speaker you can begin to find your "comfort zone."

The danger with using a bridge is when a speaker never seems to cross over to the other side. If it is too long or if he begins to sound patronizing he may lose the interest of his audience even before he starts..

 
   

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