This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presentations in Action (9780132489621) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. 7 easy ways to find the facts that will help you powerfully connect with your audience. Presenters can connect with their audiences by referring to relevant facts about audience members, or about the audience as a group. Such connections are rare nowadays: Many presenters do minimal preparation and dump generic data on audiences. But finding relevant facts doesn’t require a private investigator or an army of researchers. Use these seven simple techniques….
Whether you are speaking to six colleagues around a table or six hundred listeners in a formal setting, the speaker's first job is to connect with the audience in a way that engenders a positive, affirming bond of trust, acceptance, and even comradery among you and them. Connecting with your audience is the #1 most important part of public speaking. It makes little difference how well-worded are you sentences, the depth of your research, the organization of your points, or the strength of your arguments if you do not connect with the people listening to you. On the flip side, if you connect well with your audience and they are "with you" and have an affinity for you, you can make almost any public speaking mistake and they will remain with you, forgiving easily your imperfections. Therefore, when you prepare to make a presentation before an audience, you are well-served to devote a massive amount of attention and care to how you will connect with your audience.Today, in the midst of a global pandemic and a spectacularly massive political divide, you might be connecting with your audience over a zoom meeting, on a webinar, while wearing a mask, under a tent's canopy, or outdoors. The venues for public speaking change with the times, but the foundation never changes: connect with your audience. Relate to them, with them, and be among them. Then, all the other pieces and parts of the art and science of public speaking fall naturally into place. Connect with them, and they are with you. Fail to connect, and the greatest efforts you employ could be wasted. Perhaps the best way to start is to repeat the mantra over and again: it's not about me. It's not about me. It is about them.
COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES THAT WORK Effective speakers share traits that apply when presenting ideas in their boardroom, speaking at their favorite club or charity event, or before their college classmates. Even great athletes and musicians, although distinguished from their peers, rely on a set of basic principles that serve as the foundation of their greatness. Speak with Purpose distills those basic principles from years of peer-reviewed journals, texts, and other credible sources, to provide a handy reference. This no nonsense publication makes a handy reference for those interested in improving their communication skills, and makes fi nding relevant material easy.
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The Tao of Audience Development for the Arts Philosophies About Audience Development Five Years in the Making
Philosophies about audience development, five years in the making. This book is a compilation of blog posts since 2009 from the Audience Development Specialists blog. Filled with information and thoughts on audience development, arts management, and arts marketing, this book will help you as an arts leader form a new perspective on building audiences and more enthusiasm for the philosophies and practices of audience development in general.
"The average attention span of an adult is eight seconds-eight seconds! That is tough news for a presenter. It means you may have a room full of people, but their minds are elsewhere. You're competing with a slew of activities demanding their attention-email, texts, Facebook, YouTube, chats, and apps, in addition to thoughts about their next meeting and projects that are behind schedule. How do you get a message across in a world like that? The inability to powerfully inform and persuade in the midst of unprecedented distractions is one of the greatest hidden and pervasive costs of the twenty-first century workplace. You need to connect to what matters to your audience and hold that connection. Learn to connect with your audience, and you'll stop having wasted time, unproductive meetings, and lost opportunities-you'll have the Presentation Advantage. In Presentation Advantage, FranklinCovey outlines its "Connect Model," the mental model that allows you to connect with the message, yourself, and the audience during any presentation. Your audience's distractions will no longer override what you have to say. Learn to connect by: Structuring strategically relevant and purpose-driven messages Answering the "so what?" question Understanding how our brains best synthesize and remember key information Using visuals such as PowerPoint to inspire instead of torture your audience Aligning your message, body language, and tone of voice for a powerful delivery Whether to one person or one hundred, effective presenting is today's top business skill, and the experts at FranklinCovey help you master it. With the Presentation Advantage, you can deliver dynamic, compelling, and truly effective presentations every time"--
Written specifically for the beginning critic, "Reading Rhetorical Texts" presents the fundamental concepts and approaches to the critical analysis of speeches and other persuasive documents. The text invites students to consider the goals of criticism, to explore different rhetorical principles through real critical studies, and then to discover how the two interact as they apply what they're learning.
The Power to Connect Creating Communication that Gets Results
Author: Easler, Chuck
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Motivation Pub. Ventures