Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I wrote about the challenge of the third era of presenting: the era of the audience. Kristin Arnold has written a provocative and intensely practical book Boring to Bravo on how to meet that challenge by encouraging audience participation. The philosophy of the book is summed up by this quote from Amanda Gore in the book: When I say, “Use audience interaction,” I don’t mean that you should ask a question and have them call out. Tags: Audience

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes and think of their top three questions. Audience analysis.

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Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes and think of their top three questions. Audience analysis.

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Webinar "How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation": Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes and think of their top three questions. Audience analysis.

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What if you had to speak without your slides and charts?

The Eloquent Woman

On another occasion, a presentation was brought to a near-stop by a speaker who couldn't get her laptop to work with the projection system at the venue--and she seemed unable to speak extemporaneously on her topic. Here's a start at brainstorming other ways to get your data across when using charts isn't possible: Use the audience. You can use audience participation to make a much more dynamic--and memorable--visual or verbal substitute for your charts.

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How to Deliver a First-Rate Online Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

If you’ve made a presentation to an online audience you’ve no doubt noticed that connecting with and engaging that audience can be challenging. Speakers who rely on their techniques for engaging and interacting with an in-person audience, without making any adjustments for an online audience, will soon become frustrated and frustrate their audience as well. It’s good to set the tone for an interactive session by engaging your audience early.

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Speaking Rules Shot Down with Stand Up Comedy – How to Survive.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Here were some of the lessons we managed to milk from the experience: Setting – Know What Your Audience Unlike a normal meeting or training seminar where the audience are seated and prepared to listen to your for hours, the audience listening to you in during a Stand Up gig aren’t as patient. Building up your jokes with long stories run the risk of losing your audience and it’s a risky tool to use to generate interest! What Does the Audience Want?

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