Making the audience part of your keynote
The Eloquent Woman
JUNE 2, 2010
Some speakers fear what the audience knows, figuring that smartypants or showoff in the back row is going to nail them on a forgotten detail or challenge their basic thesis. But if you take that assumption--that you'll have audience members who know things you don't that are relevant to the topic --and make use of it in a positive way, you can turn that situation to your advantage and take all the stress out of that anticipation.