[kik-awf, -of]
A kickoff (or kick-off) is a method of starting and restarting play in a number of sports, including:

By derivation kick-off also means the commencement of a project or an event, as if the project was a football match and when the ball was kicked off the match (project) started.

Kickoff Speaker is typically the first speaker of an event - the one who talks while people are getting seated, the one who paves the way for the rest, the one who kills time before the real speakers are up. He/she sets the tone of the meeting.

Kickoff can also refer to:

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