Join Laura Bergells for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the venue, part of Public Speaking Foundations (2012).
Once you've identified the audience, the next thing you need to understand is the venue.…What kind of room you will be presenting in?…Whenever possible, make sure you take a brief walk through to familiarize…yourself with your presentation space.…However, in many cases that's just not possible or practical.…I can't count how many times I've been whisked off a plane in a strange city,…stuffed into a cab, and tossed in front of a live audience.…Sometimes business travel is so chaotic…we don't get the luxury of two-minute walk though.…
That's why I'm a huge fan of using a room checklist before every presentation,…even a presentation closer to home.…A simple checklist can be very grounding.…It also makes me less likely to forget tiny things that make a big difference,…like batteries and backup devices.…I've included a room checklist in the exercise files.…You'll note that it includes three key sections:…room dynamics, audience dynamics, and speaker equipment.…Under room dynamics, you'll see five broad questions to ask a person who knows the room.…
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- Identifying your audience
- Developing credibility
- Introducing an agenda
- Exploring five strong opening techniques
- Developing great body language
- Understanding room dynamics
- Handling questions and answers
- Getting feedback<br><br>
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