Join Laura Bergells for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the venue, part of Public Speaking Fundamentals.
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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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