Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations. Expectations typically are based either on past experiences."I've For example, the student who expects he will get an A on the final exam when he hasn't studied.

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

Speak Schmeak

Your words will excite members of the audience, inspire them, perhaps even change them.

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Be a Powerful Presenter … Even “On the Fly”

DeFinis Communications

And even though you have only minutes or sometimes seconds to prepare, make sure you hit your talking points. For example, if you’re on a panel and get a question you didn’t expect, bring the focus back around to the key points you want known about your topic.

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Be a Powerful Presenter … Even “On the Fly”

DeFinis Communications

And even though you have only minutes or sometimes seconds to prepare, make sure you hit your talking points. For example, if you’re on a panel and get a question you didn’t expect, bring the focus back around to the key points you want known about your topic.

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My training webinar: Present interactively-your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

Even those who didn’t open BackNoise saw the comments, because I displayed it on my screen. Today I conducted a training webinar on presenting interactively. I loved the topic and enjoyed myself quite a bit!

What did you expect when you wrote your speech?

Pivotal Public Speaking

What did you expect? . If it was not successful, if it did not get response, then possibly it did not meet your expectations. What were your expectations? Did you have expectations? . Expectations are vitally important in creating a presentation. Every successful speaker knows, before they even start writing their speech, what it is that they want to achieve with that speech. . You wrote your speech, prepared it, presented it. Was it successful?

"Truth" - No Expectation of That, Maybe Never But Certainly Not Anymore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many of us have no expectation of truth. In the first category - the never-had-it - include those who grew up in cities and even small towns with political machines. In Fortune , Alan Murray and Tom Huddleston Jr. have an article about how truth is being eroded. 

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

Speak and Deliver

He covered a myriad of topics very well, as was expected, and I enjoyed hearing him deliver in person what I have heard from him multiple times in audio format. You mind can be on a million other things, even if you really WANT to hear the speaker.

How to Deal with Problems « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Developing Resilience Demonstrating strength and composure in the face of adversity enriches your life and enhances the lives of others you engage with… Disappointments, challenges and even rejection are unavoidable in life.

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Bill Cosby Trial, Norristown, PA, 6/5/17 - What Not to Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, with all those young African-American men shot dead by police, the resentments associated with race are even more palpable than they were in 1995.   The most we can expect is a little more shuffling in a walk and that aging person's staring blankly into space.

Ed Balls surfs applause - but don't expect to see it on primetime TV news

Max Atkinson

But don't expect our broadcasters to let a wider audience see it on prime-news tonight. from spending even more time telling us what he was talking about (for more on which, see HERE In his speech at the Labour Party conference earlier today, shadow chancellor Ed Balls had a go at 'surfing applause' (about 2.45

The Speaking Pause Part I: Why We Won't Stop Talking!

Speak and Deliver

The pause is one of the few friends a speaker can actually take on stage with them, as they face the expectations of their audience. skip to main | skip to sidebar The Speaking Pause Part I: Why We Wont Stop Talking!

"Megyn Kelly Today" Shifts Focus to Sexual Harassment - As Expected, Ratings Improve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to his two long-form features in The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein, he even had been invited to be a guest on late-night talk.  The outing of sexual harassment by big names keeps going and going.

Streaming - Expected Now, Pretty Soon Standard In Online News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker's head Nick Denton recognizes that readers expect that. Even wildly popular sites like will have to have the majority of coverage accompanied by video. Today, many of the stories in influential Gawker are headlined with streaming video.

"Bombshell" - The New Usual in David Muir's Introduction to ABC Evening News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the ABC Evening News tonight, David Muir opened with the term "bombshell." The evening before the bombshell was the firing of "Today" long-term czar Matt Lauer and the fallout.    What can we expect for Monday? We anticipated it.

Something Bigger Than Expected

The YouBlog

SETH GODIN HAS AN INTRIGUING NEW POST today, entitled " Thinking Bigger " He covers a lot of territory in a few words, but what I like about it for presenters is this: What are you doing to go beyond the expectations of your audience? Even simplifying your visual presentation, as so well defined by Garr Reynolds and Nancy Duarte, is a major leap forward for most.

Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech - Presses all the right buttons, expect Scalia clone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where he lost some or even many of us was when the vowed to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a clone. That's why I wonder who advised him to even mention it.

All the President's Men - Even Son-in-Law Jared Kushner in the Soup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What did "they" expect? The "they" are all the President's Men (and the few women associated with the Trump Administration.) After all, the president they serve has been know to approach crisis by blaming others.

The Freelance Writing Life - Editors, Readers, Critics Expect You To Keep Up On Everything, Everyone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To even make ends meet, freelance writers have to be up-to-date on so many topics and players. Even before the wolf is at the door, those who are determined to stay in business have to begin building a portfolio of clips and contacts in areas that are hot. It's a seismic shift.

No-Good Drunks: So, why do we expect sweetness & light

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The horror of it all, they say even to the group, is that outside the program, people are less self-absorbed and even supportive. It's funny. 

Give something of value - even if it's free

Speak Schmeak

Am I the only one who thinks a free teleseminar should still give something of value, even though the point is to upsell a paid product at the end? But to provide no value at all and expect people to stick around? Is it just me?

(Extreme) Push Is Back, Even in Traditional Employment (Stay Foolish)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was when professional decorum or white shoe manners still were expected. I said that plenty of work had been required and I hoped that I could expect favors in return. 

9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. At many dictionary sites, you can even listen to audio of the word pronounced properly.

9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. At many dictionary sites, you can even listen to audio of the word pronounced properly.

The Media Golden Gut - Fame Isn't Thrust Upon You, Not Even If You Argue Case before U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For longer than expected, just about every clever angle associated with Trumpism sold. So many lawyers crow about arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. But few of them are stars.

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President Obama’s Jobs Speech. What To Expect Tonight.

TJ Walker Interactive

Is he doomed to fail before even delivering the speech? TJ Walker, Managing Editor of The Daily National, offers his preview of President Obama’s jobs speech. Analysis Video jobs Media Training obama TJ Walker

Doing That Book: Even with ghostwriter, be prepared for wrenching experience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Most of all, it's never what is expected.  That's why I advise clients to get through the whole first draft before even thinking about revisions.  A book might even have gotten them invited to TED Talks. 

How to Deliver Online Presentations During Remote Meetings

Presentation Guru

Back in the day you might have expected a remote meeting between board members, executive directors or people at the top of the organizational hierarchy. Remote meetings are arguably more frequent today than ever before.

No Such Thing As "Private Conversations" - Even Thought Leaders, Like Maureen Dowd, Fail To Be Self-Protective

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Expect them, in public, to treat her the same as before.

How Designers Screw up Client Presentations?


It can be difficult to create a presentation that fulfills all the criteria of good design, while at the same time matching the client’s goal and the expectations of the crowd.

Six Speaking Skills You Need For Managing a Crisis

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

The speaker was expected chair a media conference and deliver an official statement addressing a crisis that had struck the organization that he was working for. As the official spokesperson for the hotel, Gregory was expected to build and/or maintain the company’s image and explain the hotel’s position during his presentation to a room filled with hawkish reporters. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

Even Palin's critic predicts her run for president

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Even her home-state critic former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel is saying that she will run for U.S.   Apparently his soft porn spread in PLAYGIRL didn't bring in the paying eyeballs the powers-that-be expected.  The Talented Mrs. Palin has gotten that hot.  President.    In Politico, Jonathan Martin quotes Gravel as predicting "she's going to surprise a lot of people."

Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

” That was because of the many fonts and colors used, even within each presentation. These changes remain even in the new presentation. Expect the consolidation process to take longer than you expect.

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Is bronze the best way to commemorate Ronald Reagan, even on 4th July?

Max Atkinson

These included the famous staff-prepared talking points for even trivial events and the tape on each stage floor telling him where to stand. He expected staff to think through every detail of an appearance.

Ambition: When smoothly carried out, creates wealth, status, even self-esteem

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I was with the artsy crowd who had to harbor great expectations since we faced [and knew it] a wall of rejection.  "Why were some of us from the Seton Hill College Class of 1967 'ambitious' and some of us not?" " That's a question I posed today to former classmate Lee Hansen Harrison.    We rediscovered each other on Facebook last holiday season.    Actually, we discovered each other. 

Mini review: On Writing Well

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You’d expect nothing less from a book on writing, and the book lives up to expectations. But if you write long form non-fiction, aspire to it, or even want to improve the writing of your short features, then On Writing Well is for you On Writing Well , 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. by William Zinsser. If you write, or aspire to write, long-form non-fiction, go forth and get this book. Today.

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What Japan Can Teach the World About Communication / ?????????????????????????

Matt Eventoff

students, and the expectations for speeches and presentations are different. Presenting in a second language is even more intimidating. “When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert A. Heinlein.

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Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

Presentation Zen

One way he often compares the progress of countries is by measuring the change over time of the variables life expectancy (in years) and family size (number of babies per woman). Data and information are not inherently boring.

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You don't need a stage to need stage presence

Speak Schmeak

Stage presence is required ANY time you're part of a meeting or discussion, even when you're not the facilitator. But you're mentally in another place, unaware of what's happening in the room - or even with your own body.

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Lessons from the Olympics: Turning a mistake into a win

Speak Schmeak

I''ve written in the past about elite and Olympic athletes who don''t dwell on mistakes, but get up from a fall or crash and keep performing, sometimes going on to achieve even more than expected. If you watched the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, you noticed that there was a snafu with the display of the Olympic rings, when an electronic snowflake that was supposed to expand into the fifth ring never opened.

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