How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

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But, your audience isn’t going to be moved solely because they’re from the West Coast or work in HR; demographics are only part of the story. Are they mandatory attendees or willing participants? If you’re presenting in person, think about how to best set up the room and which materials to provide in advance or after the presentation. If possible, take questions to allow the attendees to address lingering concerns.

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Who's in the audience and why should I care?

Speak Schmeak

Another problem with not learning about your audience in advance is in presenting material that is too advanced or too simplistic. When I give presentations on public speaking, I find (through my advance research) that some of my groups don't have much fear of speaking. Speak to the attendees Maybe speaking to every attendee is a stretch, but you can always send a brief questionnaire to the organizer for distribution to the group (SurveyMonkey for this, too).

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When Applause Just Isn't Enough: How To Get More Clients From Giving Speeches

Theres a difference between an attendee thinking "Oh, what a nice speech" and "We have to GOT to bring them into our organization!" Again, potential clients are looking for the "fit" Speaking allows attendees to not only check out your point of view, it also helps potential clients make decisions about the experience of working with you. Because attendees are not focused on "shopping" for additional help during the speech.

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Second, keep in mind that attendees dont have your speech in front of them. Find out about past attendance, demographics, interests, history, patterns, problems. Experts who deal with their public speaking fear factors in advance will benefit. Sullivan, President of Sullivan Speaker Services, has generated millions of dollars in speaking fees, book advances and ancilliary income for her clients.

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