Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. On the other hand, the same survey indicates that the number of engaged employees reached 38% of the total workforce — the highest since 2000. So What is Employee Engagement? As this definition suggests, employee engagement pertains to employees’ motivation, morale, and overall willingness to pursue the set goals. Helpful template: The X model of Employee Engagement PowerPoint Template.

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4 Keys to Selling Profitable Virtual Speaking Engagements

Speaker Launcher

Today, I’m sharing four keys to selling profitable virtual speaking engagements to help those of you struggling to make the transition find the same success. The post 4 Keys to Selling Profitable Virtual Speaking Engagements appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Power of Inquiry: How to Ask Engaging Questions

DeFinis Communications

You can also engage your audience by creating specific content that is designed to be used for this purpose. One such approach is the engagement question. Engagement questions enable you to get people involved and maintain group energy so your listeners stay alert, interested, and stimulated. They get to engage with you and other members of the group, focused on the subject at hand. Any of the questions above can help to keep people engaged.

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When is your next public speaking engagement?

Manner of Speaking

It doesn’t have to be a TED Talk or a formal presentation at a conference. It could be a five-minute status report on your project at the next team meeting; it could be saying a few words about a colleague … Continue reading → Motivation Leonardo da Vinci Nike public speaking

When Does Saying No to a Speaking Engagement Make Sense?

Speaker Launcher

Isn’t it interesting how our perspective on saying no to a speaking engagement can evolve over time? The post When Does Saying No to a Speaking Engagement Make Sense? Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Business Strategy accelerating your speaking business branding your speaking business differentiate yourself as a speaker speaking business speaking career speaking engagement when to say no

10 Webinar Tips That Will Keep Your Audience Engaged

Presentation Guru

… The post 10 Webinar Tips That Will Keep Your Audience Engaged first appeared on Presentation Guru. Wouldn’t it be great if you could grab and hold your audience’s attention through-out the webinar?

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Is your audience suffering an engagement drought?

Speak Schmeak

For speakers, there are also many, many ways to achieve your goal of engaging an audience. There is always a way to engage your audience that will fit with your style and your personality. And yes, you can combine audience engagement techniques - in fact, it''s better if you do. Doing "nothing" to engage your audience will lead you to a drought of attention, interest and connection! Authenticity Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

How to Use Two Factor Theory to Improve Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement has finally come to the forefront of the business world. Businesses with engaged employees enjoy lower rates of employee turnover. A study conducted by the American Psychology Association revealed that 89% of employees working at organizations with engagement and wellness initiatives are more likely to recommend the company as a good place to work. Further, engaged employees are more productive and demonstrate 21% more profitability.

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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 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. Structure your Presentation to Keep the Audience Engaged. The most crucial step in engaging your audience is taken before your presentation begins, as you’re planning it.

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine having an audience truly engaged from your first word to your last, because you know without a doubt that you’re delivering the information they find most useful. While some people may think that having technology front and center during a presentation (aside from PowerPoint™) would be too distracting and hard to manage, there are technology tools that make engagement much easier. Need more audience engagement?

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23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

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PowerPoint presentations are not usually known for being engaging or interactive. So how do you go about avoiding a presentation “snoozefest” and instead ensure you have an engaging and interactive presentation? In this article, we will be going over several tips and tricks on how you can become a storytelling powerhouse by building a powerful and engaging PowerPoint presentation. Fundamental Rules To Building Powerful & Engaging Presentation Slides.

How to Engage Your Audience Using Games and Other Fun Tools with Stephen Shapiro

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we welcome Stephen who will share with us how he uses games and innovation to engage and inspire his audience. The post How to Engage Your Audience Using Games and Other Fun Tools with Stephen Shapiro appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we welcome Stephen who will share with us how he uses games and innovation to engage and inspire his audience.

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Top 10 Tips for Creating an Engaging Virtual Presentation

Presentation Guru

All conferences across the U.S. and indeed a lot of the world!) are currently on hold and the majority of offices are also being temporarily (and perhaps eventually permanently) moved online. In fact, prior to the virus, about 47 percent of companies were already offering remote options.… … Build Your Skills Technology featured presentation technology Remote Meetings Virtual Presentations Webinar

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October 12for12 Challenge: Increase audience engagement

Speak Schmeak

Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! 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." In order for your audience to best retain your message and information, they need to be engaged.

How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

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. Imagine opening your presentation by immediately engaging your audience. The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. All too often, these are the words that are heard next: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be here with you today.

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Engage: How to avoid becoming a human tranquilizer by Paul B. Evans

PowerPoint Tips

The post Engage: How to avoid becoming a human tranquilizer by Paul B. Content Delivery audience engage I came across this short video by Paul B. Evans and thought it provided practical yet inspiring advice for speakers. What do you think? What advice do you have to keep the attention of your audience? Connect with them? Make an impact? Leave a comment! Did you find this post useful? Get my free ebook "From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint." Need training?

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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. seconds—if you don’t get listeners engaged that quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc. Over the years, Duarte’s studied thousands of effective presentations that have kept audiences engaged, engrossed, and even on the edge of their seats.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement. Here’s the difference between attention and engagement: If your audience is attentive you can pour information into them. If your audience is engaged they are sucking that information from you. Engagement is more valuable than attention. Thinking in terms of engagement, rather than attention, has a number of benefits: 1.

Using Twitter to Enhance Audience Engagement

Professionally Speaking...

And when you think about it, educators have much the same aim as we presenters: to keep the audience interested and to encourage involvement and engagement with the topic. Both are concerned that the audience will be more distracted rather than more engaged. Why not tap into this new way of engaging an audience rather than bemoaning potential downsides? What other ideas do you have for increasing your audience's engagement by using Twitter?

Frank Sinatra Demonstrates Audience Engagement Effortlessly

Speaking Freely

The post Frank Sinatra Demonstrates Audience Engagement Effortlessly appeared first on Speaking Freely. The great presentation guru Garr Reynolds wrote a blog post in which he shows a video of Frank Sinatra singing “You Make Me Feel So Young.” ” Garr quotes Sinatra saying, “When I sing, I believe. I’m honest. If you want to get an audience with you, there’s only one way. You have to reach out […].

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Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine having an audience truly engaged from your first word to your last, because you know without a doubt that you’re delivering the information they find most useful. While some people may think that having technology front and center during a presentation (aside from PowerPoint™) would be too distracting and hard to manage, there are technology tools that make engagement much easier. Need more audience engagement?

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4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement. Here’s the difference between attention and engagement: If your audience is attentive you can pour information into them. If your audience is engaged they are sucking that information from you. Engagement is more valuable than attention. Thinking in terms of engagement, rather than attention, has a number of benefits: 1.

Contribution: the key to authenticity, engagement, & meaning

Presentation Zen

Or a student completing a presentation that actually engaged the audience and taught them something important. When I wrote the first edition of Presentation Zen back in 2007, I said that presentations are better when they are prepared and delivered in the spirit of truly wanting to make a difference and a belief in the power of sharing ideas. The secret to this spirit or approach is contribution. This is a key part of Presentation Zen. It's not about showing off.

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18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

Here are the tips and tricks I’ve learnt on how to conduct an engaging webinar: 1. In the webinar that I attended on giving engaging webinars, Ken Molay made the point that your voice conveys your presence. I’ve just completed my first large webinar as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop Webinar Series. Before doing my own webinar I attended webinars by webinar experts Ken Molay and Roger Courville.

Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling

Speaking Freely

Here’s a valuable tip for finding stories from your life that you can use to make talks and presentations more engaging and compelling. The post Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Both professional and personal stories can be used to illustrate ideas, make points and sell your services.

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16 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

Here are the tips and tricks I’ve learnt on how to conduct an engaging webinar: 1. In the webinar that I attended on giving engaging webinars, Ken Molay made the point that your voice conveys your presence. I’ve just completed my first large webinar as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop Webinar Series. Before doing my own webinar I attended webinars by webinar experts Ken Molay and Roger Courville.

How to Encourage Audience Engagement and Follow-Up Questions

Presentation Guru

Understanding who you are talking to, and within what context, is key to great engagement with a speech.… Have you ever had a realisation mid conversation that you’ve completely misread the people you are talking to and said the wrong thing? It’s a horrible feeling. Now, can you imagine this in front of a room filled with people? … Uncategorised Understand your Audience Events featured Hook your Audience Presentation Delivery read Technical Problems Understand your audience

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Why You Should Never Be Late for a Speaking Engagement

Manner of Speaking

In fact, I had the honour of being the very first person to go to him for confession … The moral of the story: Never be late for a speaking engagement! The humorous story below is a slightly modified version of a joke forwarded to me by one of my contacts on LinkedIn, Daniel Bernstein. Thanks, Daniel! All public speakers should appreciate the humour. And, as is often the case, wrapped inside the humour is an important lesson.

Engaging your Audience in The Epic Keynote with Sarah Hilton

Speaker Launcher

The post Engaging your Audience in The Epic Keynote with Sarah Hilton appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Sarah Hilton will join us and discuss how to interact with your audience to keep them engaged and wanting more. Today Sarah will share her secrets that will have you building momentum, increasing engagement and making a definite connection with your audience. . Engaging and beyond.

Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Do they lack audience engagement ideas ? Do you lack audience engagement ideas? Set a deliberate intention to engage your listeners. Engagement starts with your desire to engage. Understand the different levels of engagement. In simple terms, engagement is when the people listening to your presentation do something as a result of your speech. In this post, I’ll outline some powerful audience engagement ideas that anyone can use.

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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. seconds—if you don’t get listeners engaged that quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc. Over the years, Duarte’s studied thousands of effective presentations that have kept audiences engaged, engrossed, and even on the edge of their seats.

Engage through Storytelling

Duarte Blog

Story has played a significant role in all cultures but its adoption into professional cultures has been painfully slow. That’s because it’s easier to present a report instead of a well-crafted presentation that incorporates stories. Presentations are the most persuasive tool available to us in business yet we squander them. This video explains some of the structural differences between a report (what most presentations are) and a story.

Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

The post Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Kelly Swanson is with us to share what she has learned about connecting and engaging to have more influence in business, through the use of one tool – strategic storytelling. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Accelerate Live 2018 which is a fabulous live event that we’ll be putting on in Toronto Sept 7-8, 2018.

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Hugh Hefner Engaged to Crystal Harris … Again

TJ Walker Interactive

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The Cover Letter - Engage, Hammer Your Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's the beginning of engaging: You connecting directly to the hiring folks. A cover letter must be custom-made to engage.   Again, it's all about engaging.   The other forms of engagement include briefly narrating what else in your background makes you the perfect fit. In 1998, that is, 20 years ago, management consultant firm McKinsey issued the seminal study "The War for Talent." 

Virtual Special Event Industry - 20 Years of Boredom or Extreme Engagement (as in the Democratic Convention)?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And hire an engaging presenter to pull out that together. Born: The Virtual Special Events Industry.    The Democratic Convention is taking place virtually, without a hitch. At least so far. And to rave reviews, both from brandname media such as PBS and from newly uplifted folks on Main Street. Yes, it's not only possible to stage a special event online. That might become the preferred mode. Created in that online space is the unique sense of me-to-you. 

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Get Engaged

TJ Walker Interactive

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Engage in the Power of Negative Thinking

More than PowerPoint...

Instead, I try to spend some quality time every day engaging in negative thinking. Engage in a little negative thinking. I’m a cheerful person. And I don’t like positive thinking. It makes me cringe. For me, it’s a joyful meditation. What’s the worse that could happen?” is a question I ask myself every day. And then, I imagine it. I take some time to meditate on my own set of personal worst-case scenarios.

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Is Your Company Socially Engaged?

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Is Your Company Socially Engaged? When employees feel involved and engaged, they’re more productive. Conversely, companies with low levels of engagement saw operating income drop more than 32% and earnings per share decline over 11%.”

How to Engage the Audience When Your Data is the Story

Presentation Guru

How can presenters keep an audience engaged when going over large sets of data? It can be challenging keeping an audience focused during a normal presentation, but graphs and pie charts can make it even more difficult to keep their attention. … Storytelling Visuals Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging featured Persuasion Presentation Writing Visual Aids

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Making science engaging

Speak Schmeak

If only every science presentation could be so engaging! Here is a video that I enjoyed -- yes, for the fascinating behind-the-scenes explanation of a space toilet, but also for the speaker's excellent delivery. The speaker is Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield. He's talking to an audience at the Ontario Science Center about how human waste is handled in space. His style is easygoing and relaxed.

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The need for connection & engagement in education

Presentation Zen

As scientists and other specialists learn more about how our brains work, for example, many of the traditional instructional methods used for the past 100 years (or more) seem to be out of kilter with how human beings really pay attention, engage, and actually learn something. Still, it is possible even given the constraints of the lecture hall to engage the audience and have them engage with each other.

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

Presentation Guru

The key to a good presentation isn’t knowing all the facts. It’s not even putting all the facts into a shiny, pretty PowerPoint or whizzy Prezi document. Practice, and cracking a few jokes will help, but that’s not all of it either.… … Performance Software Technology Audience Connection featured Hook your Audience Interaction presentation technology Questions

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