The Audience in Online Speaking

The Communication Blog

The following post was sent to the basic course list (Basiccc@lists.udayton.edu) in response to a number of instructors explaining how they incorporated the live audience in an online public speaking course. Many (perhaps most), it seems, require the student to deliver the speech in front of a live audience which must be video scanned. If the aim of this requirement is to give the student practice in analyzing and adapting to an audience, it falls short.

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Sawubona: ‘See’ Your Audience

Presentation Guru

In other words, if you see something yourself, you will believe it to be real or true, even if the existence of that thing was unexpected. … Understand your Audience Audience Connection featured Understand your audience

2018 62

So You Speak English – What If Your Audience Doesn’t?

Presentation Guru

Anyone who speaks to international audiences in English faces a particular set of challenges that can affect their confidence, and their competence. For the native English speakers, their lack of empathy for their audience can make them very difficult to understand, or even to like.

2018 72

How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

Duarte Blog

That’s excellent life-advice, and it can also help you when you’re trying to write an audience-centric presentation. If you put the effort into considering your audience (a.k.a. Your audience is not you. What is Your Audience Like? . Why is Your Audience Here?

2018 99

3 Keys to a Powerful Opening — Even If You “Put Audiences to Sleep”

Succeed Speaking

And I’m an academic, so I put audiences to sleep for free.&# – Dr. Elliot Krane, TED, March 2011. The audience was immediately engaged. Never waste an opening moment with a “Hello&# or a “Good to be here!&# — connect with your audience immediately.

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It's Come to Even This: New York Magazine Looking for Buyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's simply too difficult for media with a print legacy to gain the cool, feel for shifting audience tastes, and the speed of digital native media. Those of a certain age remember when New York Magazine was red hot.

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10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

Presentation expert Clif Atkinson tells a great story about a 2009 education conference where two speakers got very different reactions from their audiences. All this to say that audience participation isn’t necessarily a good thing. Moment, as well, which adds even more impact.

2017 98

Be a Powerful Presenter … Even “On the Fly”

DeFinis Communications

So in those few seconds you have to plan your reply, use the simple rules of content organization: Keep your audience in mind, remember your purpose, and quickly organize your response into three discreet sections: beginning, middle, and end.

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Be a Powerful Presenter … Even “On the Fly”

DeFinis Communications

So in those few seconds you have to plan your reply, use the simple rules of content organization: Keep your audience in mind, remember your purpose, and quickly organize your response into three discreet sections: beginning, middle, and end.

2014 206

Do your audience's filters override your message?

Speak Schmeak

Here's the thing: Your audience is ALWAYS going to interpret your stories and your message through their own filters, their own background, and their own lifetime of knowledge and experience. Your audience is already interpreting your message through their multiple filters.

2016 180

How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have about 30 seconds to make it happen. Over the years, Duarte’s studied thousands of effective presentations that have kept audiences engaged, engrossed, and even on the edge of their seats.

6 Ways To Counteract Your Audience's Short Attention Span

Professionally Speaking...

We’ve known for some time that we need to capture our audience’s attention quickly and work hard to keep it by presenting our information in an engaging manner. When someone hears a question they automatically start formulating an answer even if they don’t verbalize it.

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Enchanting Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

APPLICATION: Do your homework and uncover the needs of your audience before you even start creating your presentation. Rehearse adequately so you are comfortable with what you're going to say and can focus on interacting with the audience.

Don't revere your audience

Speak Schmeak

You don't need to revere your audience. When people are dealing with heavy issues, the last thing they need is a speaker who brings them down even more, or walks on eggshells around them. If it's a situation you've experienced, even better, because you're all in it together.

9-1-1: It Did Build an Audience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Although the characters are first responders, they even discuss their personal dramas in front of those they are there to help.   What might be attracting an audience is the array of lifestyles. The promos are already playing for the return of 9-1-1 in September.

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Audience Motivation Secrets for Speakers and Presenters

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

My suggestions seemed to hit home with her, and she even mentioned how useful they had been on the end of course evaluation form, so I thought I should share my audience motivation tips you too. Tip 1 - Pace and Lead for Audience Motivation.

2017 71

5 Easy-to-Use Solutions to Boost Your Audience Engagement

Presentation Guru

It’s not even putting all the facts into a shiny, pretty PowerPoint or whizzy Prezi document. … Performance Software Technology Audience Connection featured Hook your Audience Interaction presentation technology Questions

2017 55

October 12for12 Challenge: Increase audience engagement

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our tenth challenge: Increase your audience engagement. If there's one thing you've read on my blog over and over, it's "engage the audience." You view your audience as an empty vessel waiting to be filled with your knowledge and wisdom. 12for12 Engaging the Audience

Playing with audience perceptions of size

The Presenter's Blog

Here’s an example of a recent conversation I had with the receptionist of a hotel that I was checking into: “Good evening Mr Watts. You lead your audience down the steps, instead of up them. Always be aware of which end of the telescope you’re asking your audience to look through.

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Presentation Barriers: Audience Attitudes

Professionally Speaking...

To end this series, I want to look at how audience attitudes can also create presentation barriers for the speaker. The proper preparation for any presentation is analyzing our audience -- their existing knowledge of the topic, how they feel about it and what they need to know to make the information relevant to them. So our job is to try and get inside the minds of the audience. APATHY It's easy to take offense at disinterest from the audience.

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. Here’s what happened – the lecturer stumbled upon the audience’s Attention Reset Button. So that’s what you need to do when you’re losing your audience. Audience

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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have a little less than 9 seconds to make it happen. Over the years, Duarte’s studied thousands of effective presentations that have kept audiences engaged, engrossed, and even on the edge of their seats.

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?" Some of us, as speakers, are lucky enough to have audiences like that all the time, but most of us usually have some occasional or frequent persuading to do. Your audience is constantly asking "So what?"

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Don't revere your audience

Speak Schmeak

You don't need to revere your audience. When people are dealing with heavy issues, the last thing they need is a speaker who brings them down even more, or walks on eggshells around them. If it's a situation you've experienced, even better, because you're all in it together.

Even to an Audience of One: Speaking Lesson from the Muppets

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Aim to be at your best every time you get up to speak - even if only one person shows up. give it your best audience of one MuppetsIt happens to the best of us. You prepare a super presentation - and no one shows up. Wait it gets worse.

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4 Types of Audience Tension or A Review from an Evening with Ed Tate

Speak and Deliver

While I had heard most of his information before, he did bring up one gem I hadn't - the Four Types of Audience Tension. Audience v. Bear in mind, of course, I wasn't his target audience - I'm already a fan. What are you doing to overcome that initial tension with your audiences?

2011 55

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. What we’re seeing is the behaviour of an audience who have just sat through the shared experience of a presentation (or film), and remained nicely isolated as solitary individuals. Audience: spellbound.

2013 141

What Can Your Audience Absorb?

Professionally Speaking...

When we prepare a presentation, in our enthusiasm for and expertise in our topic, we often disregard our audience's capacity to absorb information. Instead of dazzling our audiences with our knowledge and depth of understanding, and motivating them to buy into our message, too frequently we create audience confusion and overload. WHAT AFFECTS AUDIENCE ABSORPTION? Other variables that affect audience absorption are: Rate of Speech.

Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they're always the lens through which the audience hears, interprets and values your message. Here is an integrated approach to managing any audience's expectations.

Everybody can get better. Even the most experienced presenters can.

Communication Steroids

Even the most experienced presenters can learn new techniques that improve their skills. Our company has a contract to offer tips and techniques to a group of experienced professional consultants; a room full of men and women who routinely stand before an audience.

Make your audience feel like rock stars

Speak Schmeak

Have you noticed that, at many or most concerts (I don't have a scientific number, but let's just say many), the band holds the microphone out to the audience at some point for them to sing? The audience members are already singing, of course. Invite your audience to "sing."

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Make your audience feel like rock stars

Speak Schmeak

Have you noticed that, at many or most concerts (I don't have a scientific number, but let's just say many), the band holds the microphone out to the audience at some point for them to sing? The audience members are already singing, of course. Invite your audience to "sing."

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How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. Lackluster openings bore audiences, but there is a way to begin your presentation that will make audiences take notice: skip the formalities and say something that immediately engages them. Drawing your audience into your presentation is important.

2014 191

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

Speak Schmeak

Regardless of the speaking opportunity, every audience wants the same three things from a speaker: Clarity How many times have you listened to a speech and come away thinking, “What on earth was he trying to say?”

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What Moves an Audience?

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar What Moves an Audience? You know what you want your audience to do. You even have an amazing PowerPoint presentation glowing in the background. Storytelling gets your audience involved and invested - both with you, and your topic.

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? Just deliver the briefest of explanations and observe your audience to tell whether they’ve got it or not. Audiences want value.

2013 191

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. You can even make a special hashtag phrase that relates to your presentation to make monitoring easy. Audience Response Systems.

2014 174

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? She responded, "I don't even know what 'hosted in the cloud' means. And to be honest, your audience might not ask.

Causes and Cures for Lack of Audience Focus

Professionally Speaking...

Consult any expert resource on public speaking or presentations and the prescription for success will be focus on the audience. When a meaningful dialogue developed among audience members, did she allow it to continue or did she press on with her prepared remarks?

2010 141

Top ten torments to terrify your audience

Speak Schmeak

the audience will never know the difference. Macabre mispronunciation This speaker mispronounces even the most common words. "A" Pronouncing words correctly keeps your audience from howling in agony.

2013 142