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Darren used audience participation to make a dull subject interesting

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Every public speaker dreams of being able to engage their audience completely. So what did Darren do to ensure maximum audience participation?

Why most attempts at audience participation fail and what to do about it

Speaking about Presenting

Yesterday I had a skype conversation with Twitter follower Todd (@TJList) on how to include audience participation in a presentation.

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. Set the tone for audience participation.

Audience participation ideas

Speak Schmeak

There are always some participants who participate more and some who participate less. Use an anonymous question box.

Getting Your Audience to Love You

Speak and Deliver

In fact, he went beyond that, making it a performance he could only give on that night, in that venue, to that audience. Audience Participation.

How to make a good (or bad) presentation

Presentation Zen

This semester I''m teaching three classes on presentation for undergraduates at my university in Japan. What''s the difference? GOOD". BAD". .

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How to make your panel more fun

Speak Schmeak

Sure, a couple of people on the panel made jokes here and there, and the audience laughed from time to time. The presenters haven't practiced.

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How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Winging it generally comes across to the audience as disorganized rambling chaos. My audience doesn’t seem to like it as much. Delivery

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The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

At this stage of my speaking, I didn’t care about connecting with the audience. Stage 3: Hello audience. Shocked he told her.

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The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

At this stage of my speaking, I didn’t care about connecting with the audience. Stage 3: Hello audience. Shocked he told her.

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Lessons from a drag queen

Speak Schmeak

The emcee of the evening, Tootie, pulled out all the audience engagement tools, most notably humor (after all, it was a drag show).

Presenters – dare you get your audience to move?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

The vast majority of the presentations I listen to are essentially passive, at least from the audience’s perspective. All I am expected to do is sit and listen. Now you may be saying that’s all well and good for a small audience but I speak to groups of 50, 100 or even 1000. Gavin Meikle. The Presentation Doctor.

Why your audience isn't participating

Speak Schmeak

One of the quickest ways to lose your audience is to pretend to want participation, but not really invite it. How do you do this?

12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

What should the audience do? Why should the audience care? Pablo Picasso. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”

How to present with Twitter and other backchannels

Speaking about Presenting

With steps to take before, during and after your presentation, Mitchell creates a useful path that underscores what it takes to effectively engage a live (and remote) audience today. How to use Twitter and other backchannels to encourage audience participation. Presenting with Twitter can be challenging. Just click and read.

Why Giving a Thanksgiving Toast is Like the Macy’s Parade

The Presenter's Blog

This is the moment for audience participation. Don’t however, just drop this question onto your unsuspecting audience.

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How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Winging it generally comes across to the audience as disorganized rambling chaos. My audience doesn’t seem to like it as much. Delivery

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Presentation Tip: Don't Talk So Much

Professionally Speaking...

Dialogue and discussion are more beneficial to an audience than listening to a talking head. But perhaps a paradigm shift might be in order.

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What to do when you’re losing your audience

Speaking about Presenting

Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged. Push your audience’s Attention Reset Button.

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

Speaking about Presenting

The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). Audience analysis.

25 Ways to Make a Point

Manner of Speaking

Audience participation. And, not every idea will be appropriate for every audience or occasion. Delivery audience Communication creativity J. One of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J. In a recent email , J. Finding creative ways in which to do so is key. . Example.

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

Speaking about Presenting

The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). Audience analysis.

First session of Outstanding Presentations Workshop off to a great start!

PowerPoint Tips

Carmen created a lively webinar by inviting lots of audience participation via the chat box. She talked about SGS = Stupid Generic Shots.

Tip bonanza: Top 10 posts & guest posts on The Eloquent Woman 2015

The Eloquent Woman

4 risks when you assume your audience knows what you know cautions about this common assumption and how it can change what you present. Shade?

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How to make your panel more fun

Speak Schmeak

Sure, a couple of people on the panel made jokes here and there, and the audience laughed from time to time. The presenters haven't practiced.

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.

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Public Speaking Skills - Question-and-Answer Sessions

Great Public Speaking

Question-and-answer sessions are great opportunities to show off your sense of humor, get audience participation, and make two powerful closings.

Famous Speech Friday: Evita Peron's 1951 Renunciamiento

The Eloquent Woman

To many in her audience, her emotional language made her sound more like a mother or a saintly sister than a politician. Don't forget to pause.

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Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton's concession speech

The Eloquent Woman

She let the audience participate, despite the size of the crowd: With a crowd this big, applause and cheers are the audience's ways to play along.

Should you display the live twitter stream on a large screen?

Speaking about Presenting

Now the question is: should you display a live twitter stream on a large screen so that everyone (not just the tweeters) in the audience can see it?

Late Night Comedy Writing Packet

Pro Humorist

As well as ideas for desk pieces, audience participation, etc. Well, I finally finished putting together my generic Late Night Comedy Writing packet. I finished it back in November, and now have a potential sample that I can tweak if I decide to look for Late Night writing jobs. Which is reviewed here: Comedy Writing for Late Night.

Lessons from a drag queen

Speak Schmeak

The emcee of the evening, Tootie, pulled out all the audience engagement tools, most notably humor (after all, it was a drag show).

Famous Speech Friday: Danielle George's Royal Institution Lecture

The Eloquent Woman

The Lectures began in 1825 as a way to introduce young people to cutting-edge science with the help of spectacular demonstrations and experiments.

The Interactive Approach to Doing a Presentation

Pivotal Public Speaking

Even if you are already an engaging presenter, add more audience participation. Tags: audience in public speaking public speaking audience It will help the people you’re talking to remember more of your content. They are especially effective in a learning or problem-solving situation.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas. Follow her on Twitter. Great tips.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas. Follow her on Twitter. Great tips.

What’s my best presentation tip for the presentations that you do?

Speaking about Presenting

It’s like resetting the audience’s attention meter to zero. See this post on involving the audience in particular.

How to handle a texting audience

Speaking about Presenting

Your audience are adults. He says to his audience: “Here’s a deal. Tags: Audience What’s the assumption? Is it rude?

Prompt Your Audience to Respond: Ask Questions!

DeFinis Communications

We’ve all seen speakers who seem to know exactly how to get an audience energized. These speakers have an effortless, intuitive sense that enables them to keep a connection with any audience. And they often use powerful questioning techniques to help them prompt audience involvement. . Ask a direct question.

It’s Behind You! The Christmas Panto

Pro Humorist

Today is Panto Day! The second difficulty lies with the theatres trying to make enough money to stay afloat, so resorting to various celebrities.