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How to Keep the Attention of Your Audience

Even the best presenters lose your attention at times. Why? Because the brain works quickly and your mind begins to drift the moment something seems unimportant or uninteresting. Keeping your audience’s attention is arguably the most challenging part of presenting because audiences these days are more distracted than ever. You are competing with smartphones, emails,…

Why Your Presentation Needs to Start with an Entertaining Intro

The goal of any presentation is winning over your audience and that starts with your opening statement. Research suggests that you have between 30-90 seconds to grab your audience’s attention before they begin tuning you out. Hooking your audience at the beginning of your presentation is critical to its overall success. It’s absolutely imperative that…

Tips for Connecting with Your Audience

Many people think the best way to start their presentation is to establish credibility by rattling off a list of credentials, honors, and achievements. While credibility is important, it is not the best way to begin a presentation. Instead, you should use this time to connect with your audience. You must have a connection with…

Ways to Identify and Focus on the Needs of Your Audience

 Creating a dynamic presentation, knowing your facts, and even preparing really well can still leave you coming up short of a successful presentation if you didn’t know your audience well enough. In order to deliver an effective presentation, you must know your audience so you can tailor the information to fit their specific needs. You…

Why Being Honest During Your Presentation is a Key to Success

When you attend a presentation, you usually assume that the person leading the presentation is providing you with factual information. After all, why would they be asked to speak if they didn’t know the truth about the topic? While most presenters are in fact honest about their topic, it can be tempting to throw in…