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Drowning your audience? Try these 3 livesavers.

Speak Schmeak

What does the audience really need, want and care about? Engaging the Audience Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

2014 93

6 Ways To Counteract Your Audience's Short Attention Span

Professionally Speaking...

If the audience is talking it’s much harder for them to dis-engage. Ask yourself, “What does my audience really need to know about my topic?”

2016 71

Information doesn't excite your audience

Speak Schmeak

He told me he''s afraid that if he doesn''t give enough information, the audience won''t be as excited as he is. Not really.

2014 63

Intrigue your audience

PowerPoint Tips

If you can intrigue your audience, you will engage them and maintain their attention. Can you think of ways to intrigue your audience?

2013 76

Your Audience’s Audience

Duarte Blog

In many cases, it’s your audience’s audience that needs to hear your message. Can’t wait for that one.

How To Get Instant Feedback From Your Audience

Presentation Guru

Getting your audience engaged is the most important things you can do when presenting.

2017 30

How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. Drawing your audience into your presentation is important. The lights dim and the room quiets.

2014 116

Enchanting Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

APPLICATION: Do your homework and uncover the needs of your audience before you even start creating your presentation. Sell your dream.

What Bugs Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

Sincerely, Your Audience. If our too-polite audience could tell us their concerns directly, what would they say? I can read.

How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. How did your audience go from edge-of-your-seat to almost asleep?

2014 95

7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Keeping audience attention is more important and more difficult than grabbing audience attention. You’d think she’d change tack – but no.

2009 116

The Questions You Need To Ask To Really Know Your Audience

Presentation Guru

The ability to connect with your audience is imperative when presenting.

Playing with audience perceptions of size

The Presenter's Blog

You lead your audience down the steps, instead of up them. by Peter Watts. Size is relative to the words you use. Welcome to our hotel. Really?

2013 68

7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Speaking about Presenting

If English speaking audiences find excessive use of these confusing, how much more our crowd of focus! AudienceUse humor wisely.

2012 106

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.

2011 77

Using Twitter to Enhance Audience Engagement

Professionally Speaking...

Both are concerned that the audience will be more distracted rather than more engaged. The Audience Twitter backchannel New York Times Twitter

Do your audience's filters override your message?

Speak Schmeak

Your audience is already interpreting your message through their multiple filters. It's a story about a fig. It's a very simple story.

resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Manner of Speaking

Nancy Duarte’s latest work, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences is such a book. It “resonates&# with us.

Does your audience say you made their day?

Speak Schmeak

When our audiences are less than enthusiastic, it''s tempting to be unenthusiastic ourselves. Incorporate audience interaction. Connect.

2013 56

Can your audience feel you?

Speak Schmeak

Because audiences want to see a flawless, restrained, professional, serious, business-appropriate presentation. Don't smile too much. Right?

Does your audience want to fast-forward you?

Speaking about Presenting

So when you’re presenting, how do you make sure that your audience doesn’t think about pressing your fast-forward button? Content

2013 81

Leave your audience wanting more, not less

Speak Schmeak

While scrolling through channels looking for movies to record one weekend, I found the following one-line movie descriptions: 1. Get to the point.

2014 56

Do you make your audience feel stupid?

Speak Schmeak

Written by someone who's supposed to know that it's all about the audience. Do you know if your audience even understands what you're saying?

Make your audience feel like rock stars

Speak Schmeak

The audience members are already singing, of course. It's a gift the singer gives the audience, and everyone participates.

You're in love with your data, but the audience isn't

Speak Schmeak

But guess what: Your audience doesn't love your stats, graphs and charts. Technology Engaging the Audience PowerPoint CommunicationEnjoy!

2012 58

Top ten torments to terrify your audience

Speak Schmeak

the audience will never know the difference. Pronouncing words correctly keeps your audience from howling in agony. A" is a letter.

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?

Can audience introductions work?

Speak Schmeak

As long as you are prepared and willing to take charge of your time, and it's relevant to your situation and topic, audience introductions can work.

The sobering truth about what an audience remembers

Speaking about Presenting

In this post, I want to explore what audience members remember from a presentation, using the first three keynotes of the conference as my examples.

2011 89

Don't revere your audience

Speak Schmeak

You don't need to revere your audience. Make sure the humor is universal enough that the audience can relate to you.

Address your audience's fears up front

Speak Schmeak

Your audience won't be able to pay attention to a word you say if you don't address what's upsetting them right at the beginning.

Using Humour When Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Manner of Speaking

One of the tips that I mentioned in that post was the importance of using humour carefully when addressing an audience of non-native speakers.

2012 73

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine knowing your audience members’ questions while you’re speaking and being able to address them on the spot, before the Q&A. Twitter.

2014 57

Are you answering your audience's #1 question?

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever been in the audience when a speaker was "preaching to the choir?" Your audience is constantly asking "So what?" Right now?

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

He was constantly asking the audience questions , inviting our participation. From the get-go, Jason's authenticity was transparent. moments.

What does your audience really expect of you? Guest post by Barry Potyondi

Speak Schmeak

Brevity How often does a member of the audience say that a speech was far too short? So why do most speeches run on and on?

2015 42

Are You Wasting Your Audience's Time?

Speak and Deliver

If you don't tell your story in such a way as to change at least a portion of your audience in some way, you're wasting their time. Freaking.

Utah 32

Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I didn’t think so, so why is it that so many public speakers fall into the trap of conducting a monologue with their audience?

Ideas 23

Do the same old clichés motivate your audience?

Speak Schmeak

How does your audience respond to the same old clichés? Engaging the Audience Pet Peeves Made to Stick AnalogiesIs it simple ?

2011 52

Leap the first frontier: Connect early with your audience

The Presenter's Blog

To make an audience like and trust you early in a presentation is a holy grail. Audience: spellbound. How do I relate to my audience.

2013 35