This is a thread for tips and tricks.
Let's say you're starting a new game. You're done with the setup phase (chargen, town creation, etc.) and everyone is at the table and ready to go. There's a beat of silence and then... what's the first thing you say? How do you actually start, specifically, word for word?
Please share your thoughts, tips, and experiences. Be specific to a particular game if possible, but more general advice is welcome too. What works? What doesn't? Be as ultra specific as you can, writing out a little script if possible. That's the goal here. We already have lots of stuff in books like, "Frame a scene about X" or "Start the party outside the dungeon." I'm looking for the actual words spoken.