“Research suggests that if a presenter does all the talking without giving the audience an opportunity to participate, then audience engagement drops by 14-percent.”
That means more people looking at their phones or even worse– eyeing the clock.
Every time I help craft and syndicate a story for a client, I’m keeping the audience’s pains, desires and frustrations in mind.
One of the biggest mistakes they make before working with me…. they build talks where they don’t interact with the audience until the end of their time on stage (and by then, the audience may be half asleep).
There’s plenty of opportunities for your audience to interact with you throughout your story— on stage or on screen.
One of the best ways is to ask a question (there’s a way to do this so you ALWAYS get a response and don’t feel silly 😉
—> You’ve also got to work on DELIVERING with power.
It’s not just WHAT you say — it’s HOW you say it.
Before the crowd can be enthralled with you– they must be PRESENT with you.
Don’t leave them hangin’
Speak & Influence,