Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

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For example, "We've been talking about exercises to engage a group of 10-15 people. If attendees reveal expectations in the form of issues or questions that you are not equipped to deal with [because of lack of knowledge, information or time], "park" them [on a flip chart or piece of paper, ideally where all can see] and let attendees know that you will either follow up with more information or refer the issue to the appropriate person(s).

Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

And then pause and stand ready with your flip chart and markers to write down the answers! Practice these audience interaction strategies and you will find your audiences more involved and engaged, and your presentations more successful. Tags: Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Have you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go?

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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. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsI've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you.

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Five ways to avoid reading from your slides

Speak Schmeak

Use your own notes and your flip chart to write down any audience contributions. Then she can engage her audience, asking, "What are some of the goals of moderate sedation?" She takes answers from the audience, writing them down on a flip chart so she can remember which ones they've mentioned and come back to them later if necessary. Let's say you're stuck with a canned slide show. Let's say you have no control over your slides.

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Holiday shopping list for your favorite speaker

Speak Schmeak

Videotape yourself (and -- why not? -- your audience) with this tiny Flip Mino camcorder. Or if you're in the market for a reusable flip chart, try this table top dry erase easel pad (I've never tried this one but I love the idea!). To keep your audience engaged and stimulated, bring toys , toys , and more toys. Dump the boring templates and bullets and create engaging support materials with Beyond Bullet Points. ** Titles a bore?

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Learn how to use your voice, your body and your face to emotionally engage them. Write on a flip chart. Imagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner. Then the day comes to give your presentation, and your partner is sick, so you have to deliver alone. You panic and think, "I only know MY part of the presentation!" This is what it's like when you come to rely too heavily on PowerPoint. Can you still give your presentation if your technology fails?

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Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

And then pause and stand ready with your flip chart and markers to write down the answers! Practice these audience interaction strategies and you will find your audiences more involved and engaged, and your presentations more successful. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesHave you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go?

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

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! Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsDownload 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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Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Learn how to use your voice, your body and your face to emotionally engage them. Write on a flip chart. Imagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner. Then the day comes to give your presentation, and your partner is sick, so you have to deliver alone. You panic and think, "I only know MY part of the presentation!" This is what it's like when you come to rely too heavily on PowerPoint. Can you still give your presentation if your technology fails?

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Holiday shopping list for your favorite speaker

Speak Schmeak

Videotape yourself (and -- why not? -- your audience) with this tiny Flip Mino camcorder. Or if you're in the market for a reusable flip chart, try this table top dry erase easel pad (I've never tried this one but I love the idea!). To keep your audience engaged and stimulated, bring toys , toys , and more toys. Dump the boring templates and bullets and create engaging support materials with Beyond Bullet Points. ** Titles a bore?

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. Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging Have you ever seen people talking to or yelling at the TV? Because they are engaged.