In this video, you'll learn how to capture your audience's attention the moment you take the stage. As a presenter, your job is to "have them at hello." With six quick and easy techniques, you will find your audience alert, interested in learning more, and ready to hear every word you have to say.
- You can capture your audience's attention…within the first few minutes of your presentation.…Your job as the presenter is to have them at "Hello."…What is it about those first few…minutes that are so critical?…It turns out these first minutes may actually determine…the outcome and overall acceptance of your presentation.…I found in my presentations that if I can capture…and even delight audience members at the very beginning,…then there's a much better chance of keeping…their interest for the duration of your talk.…
When you can grab your audience's attention,…they're less likely to question, "Who is this person?"…"Why am I listening?"…"Who cares?"…and, "What's in it for me?"…Of course, not everyone starts with these questions.…Many people will be your natural champions…if they know information about you in advance…or they've selected you as their speaker.…However, for those audience members who don't,…it all starts with the initial moment you stand…or, in the case of remote presentations,…your image is projected in front of them.…
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- Recall the two-step process for understanding your audience.
- List the five steps to neutralize the negative.
- Summarize the characteristics of the five types of people in an audience.
- Recognize the importance of keeping your composure.
- Determine the most appropriate action to take if you are unable to answer all the questions at the end of your presentation.