C C C onfidence redibility ompetence If you you project an image of: C arry yourself well,
Be Interesting Be Engaging Be Memorable Be Yourself! Be Outstanding
Be Clear Be Direct Be Open Be Yourself! Be Organised Be Vocal
A A A A A A A A Attendees Audience Attitude Audience's Familiarity with Your Topic Arena Be A A ware of:
A A Attendees Be A A ware of: Their experience, education, job or professional background, age, gender, ethnic background, cultural differences, and more. Do your listeners share common interests? What's their relationship to one another? What recent experiences, if any, have they had that could affect their readiness to accept your argument? Are their expectations realistic What will your listeners expect from you? Do they have high expectations you may not be able to fulfill? Are you prepared in any case to address those expectations?
A A Audience Attitude Be A A ware of: Acknowledge audience attitudes, biases, interests and concerns Is your audience likely to be friendly or hostile toward your point of view? If they hold positive views about your topic and your messages, you'll be focusing chiefly on reinforcing those views and reciting the benefits your listeners will receive. If they hold negative views, you will have to anticipate their objections and prepare your responses. You might start with points to get agreement from your audience, before moving to the more controversial parts of your presentation.
A A Audience’s Familiarity with your Topic Be A A ware of: What do they already know? Address your listeners at the level of their existing knowledge.
B B E E E E H H I I V V Involve the audience in action Interact with the audience Visual aids E E Environment – command your environment Energetic – remain energetic Entertain – entertain your audience S S Story – tell a story Humour – include humour and wit ….bee hives… Body Language
P P Practice different facial expressions P P Presentation and appearance is important P P Positioning - where you stand makes a difference P P Pleasant - expression in the eyes P P Posture - improve your speaking posture P P Presence - establish your presence (hand gestures) – impacts audience receptiveness P P Play - choreograph your speech
Homour Active listeners - audience keeps listening A A B B C C D D Build climax – by giving them something to laugh at shows you are in control Digestible – makes your presentation more digestible Eases tension – extremely encouraging E E Control – by giving them something to laugh at shows you are in control