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

It is the most common sin among speechwriters, and almost all of us are guilty of committing it: in our zeal to sound authoritative, coherent and memorable, we forget that speeches begin and end with the listener, not us.

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Accept Applause but Don’t Expect It

Manner of Speaking

In this blog post from 25 April 2012 , Seth lays down a simple rule that every public speaker should take to heart: Don’t expect applause. But here’s the point: If you approach your speech or presentation expecting applause and focused on the rewards (applause, recognition, money, an invitation back, etc.) Don’t Expect Applause. But when you expect applause, when you do your work in order (and because of) applause, you have sold yourself short.

Stephen Paddock Had Lived in Gun Country - So, What Did We Expect.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All night, the major television news networks provided special and ongoing coverage of Stephen Paddock's sniper attack in Las Vegas. In the background of the video feeds there was the noise of sustained gun fire.

Expectations

Speak Schmeak

Part of the problem people have with public speaking is their expectation. They expect that, once they start doing it, they will never be nervous again. Let go of the expectation that you need to be anxiety-free.

Romantic Love - Not for i-Generation, So Expect Industries to Be Shaken Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Falling in love is not on the minds of the I-Generation, that is, those born between 1995 and 2012. That's what the survey of now-famous psychologist Jean Twenge found. And, since youth determines values in America, we might be seeing the beginning of the end of the cult of romantic love.

Stephen Wigginton - Behaved As Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He expected deference from law enforcement. The legal and perhaps business worlds are tittering about how high-profile professional Stephen Wigginton got nailed for DUI and more. Before his current job as partner at Armstrong Teasdale, he had been a U.S.

Millennials as Your Clients - What They Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No need to add that they expect us to be proficient in technology. Take a look Inside the Beltway. The impression you get is that the American economy is run by Baby Boomer white men, with some Generation Xers thrown in.    Well, that assumption will deep-six your business.

Startup Pivots - Have No Expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had I zero expectations, I could have simply enjoyed the blessings. My expectation was to penetrate the western market for my services. Probably that produced wonderful results because I had no expectations. On August 28th, as I head east, I am determined to have no expectations.

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. You wrote your speech, prepared it, presented it. Was it successful? Did you get some response? . And they need to start before the speech, be a part of the planning stage, not just a part of the finale.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most we can expect is a little more shuffling in a walk and that aging person's staring blankly into space. In reality and perhaps through pr-ish positioning and packaging, Bill Cosby is an old man.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The outing of sexual harassment by big names keeps going and going. And, that is a miracle development for floundering morning program "Megyn Kelly Today."

Retirement - Not What Most Expected (and that wasn't necessarily bad)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, Medicare supplements may cost more than they expected. Most of us, both still working and retired, have experienced aging as a transition. For some, it was unexpected. We didn't feel like we were aging. Yet, the world began treating us as "older."

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Not the Morning Show Fluff Jane Fonda Was Expecting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That was likely not the usual morning show fluff Fonda was expecting. What was she thinking? That's what we wonder yet again as we follow the puzzling saga of Megyn Kelly's morning show.    For two days too much of the programming was ME ME ME.

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. In his speech at the Labour Party conference earlier today, shadow chancellor Ed Balls had a go at 'surfing applause' (about 2.45 minutes into the above clip), a technique that's seldom mastered by anyone outside the top rank of political orators (for more on which, with examples from Tony Benn and presidents Obama and Sarkozy, see HERE ).

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!

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Facebook: Peril of high expectations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had the leadership at Facebook conducted itself with decorum and humility, investors might have had tempered expectations.  Facebook's sin, and it has been regarded as a mortal one, has been that it disappointed investors. 

Lobbying: What Schumpeterians didn't expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The zen of professional life or the Schumpeterian approach is to anticipate that everything changes.    However, we in public affairs might have assumed that lobbying was a line of work where the players might shift but the industry would remain large and lucrative. We were wrong.

Streaming - Expected Now, Pretty Soon Standard In Online News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker's head Nick Denton recognizes that readers expect that. Today, many of the stories in influential Gawker are headlined with streaming video. Here is an example. That means that it won't be long before attaching video is standard.

C-Level Presentation Tip #3: Expect and Be Happy About Interruptions

Professionally Speaking...

TIP #3: EXPECT AND BE HAPPY ABOUT INTERRUPTIONS. Question: What's the relationship between sky diving and making executive presentations?

Full-Time MBA Programs - Expect Them To Be Rebranded

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professional degree programs are in play. And the academic institutions which "sell" them will likely have to rebrand many of the programs. Not only is the value of law school being questioned. So is that of the full-time MBA program, both here in the U.S. and abroad. The current issue of The Economist focuses on why the full-time MBA degree has lost its pull power.

Big Cuts Expected As Yahoo Merges with AOL- Are Media Players Doomed to be Serial "Guests" in Outplacement?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, those in it expect or should expect their jobs or contract assignments to be on short time. The media game is lots of glam. But, always volatile.

New York Post Endorses Donald Trump (expecting he'll pivot to more presidential)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It expects him to pivot to a more presidential style when he is officially nominated.  The influential New York Post has endorsed Donald Trump. Here is that editorial.

Christiane Amanpour: Leaving "This Week," as expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Television is a niche medium.    The brand established by the personality is the brand that has to be maintained.    There's no parachuting into other roles. We saw that with Katie Couric and Jane Pauley.

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? Given that the vast majority of presentations are stale, boring, bullet-laden dirges, it doesn't take a lot. Even simplifying your visual presentation, as so well defined by Garr Reynolds and Nancy Duarte, is a major leap forward for most.

Paradise Lost - Gawker's Nick Denton Expected to File for Personal Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's come to this. High-flyer Gawker founder, Nick Denton, is reported to be filing in Manhattan federal court for personal bankruptcy. His "baby," Gawker will be auctioned off. Here are the details from the New York Post.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The independents and liberals Donald Trump hopes to attract were nodding their heads during his acceptance speech. I was witness to that as we took in the speech in our development's community room. Conventions are more fun to experience as a group.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 259) – Jonathan Evison

Manner of Speaking

“You have to smile, if you expect anybody to smile back.” — Jonathan Evison Photo courtesy of Keith Brofsky. Quotes for Public Speakers Jonathan Evison public speaking public speaking quotes quotes smile

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Abundance: Let Santa know you expect great things in 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That is, expect good people and good things to enter our lives and that will happen.  " "Mind Over Mind" presents an abundance of research about how smart educated human beings can be fooled into providing top performance through manipulation of their expectations.  

Friday Massacre Expected at NEWSWEEK

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Old-line NEWSWEEK had those well-paying jobs in media.    And that, just like at THE NEW YORK TIMES, is what did it in.    The latter will have a 3Q loss. High fixed costs are impossible to carry in the fast-moving digital age. Well, it's anticipated that 30 percent of those jobs will disappear this Friday.    That's when, THE NEW YORK POST reports , the publication will announce its cuts.    At least the first major round of them. 

Drudge Report Back to Scary Headlines - Iran Tells US to Expect "Strong Slap in the Face" If.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report's signature way back when was its flashing blue light for breaking news. Over the years it has gotten more sophisticated but not by much. Today, Drudge is back to its digital tabloid roots.    This time it's a scary headline about Iran.

Madonna's Meltdown in Australia - Expect Surge In Tickets, for a while

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Knowing Madonna's marketing savvy, it could just be that she staged her meltdown at a performance in Australia. She knows human nature. Especially its dark side. More people will buy tickets hoping to witness a catastrophe than they would for a class act.

Drudge Report, As Expected, Features Hillary Clinton's Big Day With The Press

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just as expected, the conservative Drudge Report quickly aggregated and posted the negative headlines from coverage of Hillary Clinton's press conference on use of personal email when on government duty.

Q2 GDP Growth = 3.7% V. Expected 2.3%: America Is Great (will this derail Campaign Trump?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There it is: Q2 GDP growth at 3.7%, reports the Commerce Department. That's a smackdown on the estimated 2.3% growth. Here is the deconstruction in The Wall Street Journal. America is great. Obviously. We have lots to feel good about ourselves.

Toastmasters Announces Speakers for 2016 Convention in Washington, D.C.

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Attendance at this annual event is expected to exceed 2,200 members from around the world. “We’re Toastmasters announced an impressive lineup of speakers for its 2016 International Convention, to be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., 17-20.

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Slower Economy - 151,000 jobs below expectations, but my own economic indicator is how fast job searchers jump on help-wanted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At 151,000, it was below expectations. The January jobs report was no surprise to those of us who are out there every day hustling for work. Yes, the economy has been slowing. I picked that up through my own economic indicator.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a seismic shift. In more staid times, freelance writers could develop a niche expertise and make a predictably good living. Now with so much volatility, both in subject matter and in the growth or collapse of organizations which purchase their services, it's a different game.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's funny.    Members of 12-step programs are shocked - yes shocked - to discover that some of their fellow members are selfish and non-supportive. 

Librarians: Sure they were on the way out, but this is happening sooner than expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But most of us didn't expect it anytime soon. Books.  Remember them?  And remember when pre-digital kids had to be instructed on where to find information?  We all knew librarians were another category of professional to be on the way out.