Trying to keep the attention of your audience is not always easy, but there are a few tricks that you can pull out of your sleeve to make things simpler. Captivating your audience can be made easy if you know what methods are most effective. Here are the key takeaways from this infographic.
1) Make it Interesting
The only way that you are going to appeal to your audience is if you choose topics and content that are designed around their interests. This means that you need to have the goal of creating speeches that others would consider interesting. You can’t make everything all about you and the information that you find most important. You need to think about the listener and what they are looking for. You need to find just the right length to your speech by giving enough information to spark interest, but not go too in-depth into any one topic.
2) Don’t Wear Out Your Welcome
You never want to known as that speaker that doesn’t know when to quit. Boredom is something that you always have to look to avoid when it comes to your audience. You don’t want your audience to start to get restless during your speech. This means that you need to plan ahead and know what you are going to say to ensure that you stick to your key points without droning on for days.
There is no tactic that is more effective at captivating an audience quite like the art of storytelling. A story can be just what you need to keep your audience on the edge of their seat and interested in what you are saying. It is a way that you can connect with your audience and offer information, but also insight that can help them see you in a new light. Stories are just the thing that you can use to start off any speech or public talk. The only way that a speaker can ask for the attention of an audience is if they have something important or interesting to say. This is something that you need to remember each time that you get in front of an audience to speak.
4) Switch it Up
You need to remember to put effort into the words that you say, but also the manner in which you say them. This means that you need to change your voice from time to time and switch up your body language to help keep the attention of your audience.