Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading your audience, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
Every speaker needs to continually pull the audience to sample their mood,…patience, and understanding of your topic, basically to take their temperature.…You can do this in a few different ways.…Look for visual clues, ask the audience, or bring a friend.…I will cover those methods and then I will suggest what you can do to…improve the presentation.…Let's talk about the first method, looking for visual clues.…As you deliver, scan the audience to observe how they're reacting to your message.…Their subtle clues can help you out.…
Now here are some definite signs that things might not be working out too well:…whispering, excessive Use of mobile devices, doodling on the handouts--you'll…have to walk around the audience to notice this--glossy-eyed stares and confused…looks, giggling, or eye rolling, or anything else that shows distraction.…As you can see, it's not just about noticing if people are bored or confused.…Your audience might be distracted by something you said or any number of things.…
- Adding whitespace
- Applying transitions
- Using photographs, colors, and fonts
- Incorporating diagrams and SmartArt
- Customizing layouts and templates
- Animating bullets, photos, and other objects
- Inserting music and audio
- Utilizing speaker's notes and the Presenter view
- Creating handouts
- Planning the program
- Dealing with distractions
- Setting up and tearing down
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Where can I learn more about communication skills?
A: Discover more on this topic by visiting communication skills on lynda.com.
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