Tips for Making Eye Contact With Your Audience While You Speak

Engaging your audience during a presentation is no small feat, but there is one simple thing you can do to enhance your impact as a speaker: sustained, meaningful eye contact with your audience. Positive eye contact allows you to connect with your audience on a personal level. It also allows you to build rapport with…

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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,…

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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…

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Why You Need to Focus on Three Core Points in Every Presentation

One of the most prevalent principles of public speaking is the Rule of Three. You will see this speech writing technique used over and over again because it is simple, it is powerful, and it works. The Rule of Three allows you to express concepts more clearly, emphasize your main points, and increase memorability of…

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How to Summarize Your Presentation in a 30-Second Elevator Pitch

If someone asked you to summarize your presentation with a short elevator pitch, would you be able to do it? It might seem like an easy task at first; after all, an elevator pitch is roughly 30 seconds. However, most people would end up stumbling over their words and struggling to figure out which parts…

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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…

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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…

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How to Be an Enthusiastic Presenter Without Annoying Your Audience

One of the most difficult challenges for speakers is maintaining their audience’s attention for the duration of the presentation, but how exactly can they keep people awake? One of the best ways to engage your audience is with a little enthusiasm. If you have ever sat through a presentation where the speaker goes on and…

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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…

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Ways to Make it Easy for Your Audience to Respond During Your Presentation

Audience interaction is an important part of presentations because it keeps your audience engaged and it also provides the speaker with important feedback. It’s important for presenters to look for creative ways to keep their audience engaged, on their toes, and to show them that you value their opinion and want to connect with them.…

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