Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

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Send out a questionnaire, interview representative attendees, understand their mindset, anticipate questions. And while this won't capture every single expectation that attendees bring, it will give you a good foundation from which to address anything unexpected. Sometimes unmet expectations come from lack of clarity when an attendee mistakenly assumes that something should have been covered and is then frustrated when it's not.

Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

and a flip chart either between me and the screen, or behind me. The flip chart was in the opposite corner from me, and I would write on it, then pull the pages off and stick them to the wall behind me. Here's the room I was in last week: The table had a hammerhead shape, so that if it was full, some attendees would be sitting with their backs to some of the others in the room.

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Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

and a flip chart either between me and the screen, or behind me. The flip chart was in the opposite corner from me, and I would write on it, then pull the pages off and stick them to the wall behind me. Here's the room I was in last week: The table had a hammerhead shape, so that if it was full, some attendees would be sitting with their backs to some of the others in the room.

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Am I wrong, or did the exhibitors pay a lot of money to be there and to do business with attendees? Left with a strained voice, but I did my best to interact with my booth visitors through both my flip chart and my Flip video camera Over this past weekend I shared a booth at the Women's Festival at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Am I wrong, or did the exhibitors pay a lot of money to be there and to do business with attendees? Left with a strained voice, but I did my best to interact with my booth visitors through both my flip chart and my Flip video camera! Download audio here. Over this past weekend I shared a booth at the Women's Festival at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

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How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, July 16, 2010 How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity As an entrepreneur or sales professional are you tapping into the unlimited opportunities to promote if you are a good presenter? Its a comfort knowing that the lights, the microphone, the flip charts, etc. If you offer to provide attendees with written material, you might include an order blank for you product or service.