To engage your audience you have to do more than deliver facts. Use the 3 ‘I’s – Information to talk about the facts, insights for the audience to connect the facts to their situtation and inspiration feel something about the facts.
Using story telling techniques in your presentations is one of the most effective ways to persuade your audience to take action, adopt your ideas or spread your message.
And both you and your message will be remembered for much, much longer than those who continue to give boring presentations full of dry facts and statistics.
In the presentation and public speaking world, we talk about having ‘presence’. But what exactly does ‘presence’ mean in this context and how do you achieve it?
When you’re speaking in public with presence and gravitas, your audience are engaged with you and your words; you exude calmness, confidence and credibility.
If you try to lead the audience around to your point of view too soon, they will resist because of the reasons above.
When we pace an audience, we let them know we acknowledge what they might be feeling before we attempt to lead them around to our point of view.
In thisTEDX talk, Mark Robinson shows us an excellent technique which combines asking questions and telling stories to deliver an engaging presentation.
Whatever language you are presenting in, it’s important that your presentation has impact.With an impactful presentation, the audience willl receive your message loud and clear. Here are 10 tips to engage the audience and make them remember you!
Presenting is communicating and communicating is about connecting with the person/people in front of you. Use the word ‘you’ as much as you can to connect with your audience.