Public Speaking Tips to Engage Your Audience


The No. 1 way to keep your audience’s attention is to focus your content on what THEY need to know.

It’s easy to develop your content based on what you want to tell them, but it is critical that you take a step back and think like your audience.

  • Think about who will attend your presentation.
  • What benefit will they receive from learning what you have to tell them?
  • They must understand how your information relates to them specifically.

To really bring your message home, use someone’s name. For example, “Mary, you’ve always said that it takes you two hours to generate the weekly report, and no one runs reports faster than you. With this new software, you’ll be able to do the weekly reporting in thirty minutes or less.”

Make every presentation great!
Sheri Jeavons

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