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. One of the best ways to get engagement is via audience participation. Not long ago I posted some ideas under the title of Practical Audience Engagement Ideas. Now I don’t know about you, but Tax is not usually a topic that get’s my pulse racing, at least not in a positive way. So what did Darren do to ensure maximum audience participation?

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

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They make sure that the message fits the audience. The message is relevant to, and of value for, the audience on the particular occasion. They focus on the most important things related to the message and the audience.

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They make sure that the message fits the audience. The message is relevant to, and of value for, the audience on the particular occasion. They focus on the most important things related to the message and the audience.

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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. I love asking my audience questions. I love to know how they respond to my topic and my ideas, and I'm constantly asking for their experiences and their thoughts. In a recent presentation, I asked my audience if they've ever regretting not speaking up when they had something to say. I got frustrated because I wanted to participate but couldn't.

Presentation Tip: Don't Talk So Much

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There are likely diverse reasons for a presenter''s belief that except for a brief Q&A, he must be the one to deliver all the presentation content: it''s always been done this way; the audience came to hear my expertise; I won''t be able to get back on track if the audience starts talking; I''ll lose too much time and won''t be able to get through my presentation. Dialogue and discussion are more beneficial to an audience than listening to a talking head.

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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. I love asking my audience questions. I love to know how they respond to my topic and my ideas, and I'm constantly asking for their experiences and their thoughts. In a recent presentation, I asked my audience if they've ever regretting not speaking up when they had something to say. I got frustrated because I wanted to participate but couldn't.

What to do when you’re losing your audience

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Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged. Here’s a graph showing the attention of university students during a 50 minute lecture – where the lecturer lost his audience (Reference: Hartley J and Davies I “Note taking: A critical review” Programmed Learning and Educational technology, 1978,15, 207-224). Here’s what happened – the lecturer stumbled upon the audience’s Attention Reset Button. Audience

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

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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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How to make a good (or bad) presentation

Presentation Zen

A good or effective presentation, from the point of few of the audience, being one where the audience was engaged and learned something, but also was motivated, or inspired, etc. This semester I''m teaching three classes on presentation for undergraduates at my university in Japan.

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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? Which is not to say that everyone found the Twitterfall display useful: some participants, for example, did find the display distracting. With an actively tweeting audience, a twitter stream can move extremely fast. However, I think that Twitter can be a great audience participation tool. Off-topic tweets.

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. . Let’s look at the direct and rhetorical question to see how these tools can help you keep your audience engaged. . It is an important tool for keeping the audience engaged. .

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Social Media Inspired PowerPoint Design for 2009

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She asked us to write one post on this topic. Presentations will be designed with audience participation -- and push back -- in mind. I prefer design that inspires action and meaningful audience participation. The more people use Twitter, the more your audience will come to expect powerful brevity in all communication media. Meet Your Audience. Over five years ago, the engaging Joi Ito wrote of the heckle bot.

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How to Deliver a First-Rate Online Presentation

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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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Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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As philosophers and psychologists began to contend with the realities of modern life — daily life in the factory, photographic and moving pictures, engaging with the cacophony of urban streetscapes — subjectivity came to be viewed less as a universal property of mind and more as an individualized product of the self-organization of attention. The audience is responsible to attend and remain attentive. They sat, each with a microphone, facing the audience.

All About Presentations: Checklist for Presentations

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To a small group or a large audience. How much do you know about the audience? What does the audience expect? What should the audience remember? Keep the audience informed. Engage the audience. Share a handout with the audience. Tell this to your audience before starting. was your understanding of the audience right?) Was the audience able to get the point? How was the audience participation?

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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SERVICES Market Engagement Enterprise 2.0 Photo credit : Pete Lambert Benefits of the back channel to the audience As a presenter, the idea of presenting while people are talking about you is disconcerting. But to balance that, there are huge benefits to the individual members of the audience and to the overall output of a conference or meeting. It helps audience members focus As a presenter, you might be worried that the back-channel will be distracting.

Content Meets Delivery.The Art of Capturing Attention

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Thats why you do what you do - observing session participants gain and grasp new concepts and begin the process of assimilating information. Recently, I watched a speaker present an hour session on a rather dry continuing education topic. The threat of a test upon completion of the lecture seemed to command audience attention. The instructor felt speed solved participant lack of interest Obviously he felt if he went fast enough that would keep everyone awake.

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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20)return;setTimeout(function(){f(o+1)},o Google StumbleUpon Newsvine Facebook LinkedIn Digg My Yahoo Technorati Reddit Print Recommend 100 Five Ways to Speak Like Obama by Sims Wyeth Tags: Body Language , Attention , Audience , Obama , Calmness , Barack Obama , Public Speaking , Leadership , Presentations , Speech Writing , Speech Giving , Sims Wyeth Now that weve got your attention, you should realize, of course, that you dont want to speak like Barack Obama.

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