Have you ever wondered how to truly engage your audience during a course or presentation?
Engaging audiences is a hot topic with countless experts offering an array of strategies to captivate audiences, both in virtual and in-person settings. It’s a good thing! As instructors, trainers, presenters, and speakers our primary focus needs to be on delivering what our audiences came for.
But what people are NOT talking about is the foundation for audience engagement. With a wide array of engagement strategies available, how do you decide which to use and when? Is it a matter of randomly sprinkling them in throughout a session? How do you tailor your approach to audience engagement during a 30-minute online talk vs a 6-hour on-site course?
Presentations aren’t just about the presenter and there are many reasons to maintain humility as a presenter. Certainly, it will endear you to the audience. Positioning yourself as a co-learner with your audience members, and not the only “expert” in the room opens up the possibility of having your presentations serve as learning experiences upon which you can build to advance your practice.
Do you want to read about two super easy audience engagement strategies you can immediately incorporate into your presentation practice? OK then, here we go! I’ve written about audience engagement strategies many times …but the two strategies I’ll share today are even easier than most and require no special equipment or materials. All you need to do is remember to use them.