strategies to capture the interests of your audience
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To Dr. Ahmed FahmyPresented By :Mahmoud Nasa Strategies to capture Interests Of Your Audience *
Starting a presentation with a strong opening is just as useful. A good opening will get, and keep, the audience's attention. More than that, it will also prepare the audience to understand your topic. Open a speech with power*
Start your speech with a question.
A question automatically gets the audience thinking of an answer. It is important to choose an interesting question that also leads in to your topic effectively.You could ask something that challenges the audience
Gets the audience thinking!
if your topic has to do with job interviewing techniques, you might not ask "Are you satisfied with your job?". Instead, a question such as "What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow?". That really gets the audience thinking!
Start your speech with an interesting fact or surprising statistic.
Do a little research on your topic and you will uncover some information that you can use in your speech. Example you could begin by telling your audience that "the average person changes career 5 times during their lifetime". That will get the audience thinking about their own experiences
Storytelling.Tell an interesting story that your presentation.
Facts tell and stories sell. Stories hook audiences from the start. Share a unique story to hold their attention and make sure to tie it into your presentation.*
Involve.Ask your audience to participate. Play a game, solve a puzzle, or perform an exercise. Avoid telling your audience everything. Let them learn through trial and error. Give your group an exercise and ask what worked and what did not.*
Surprise.Say, show or do something that is shocking or unexpected. It can be as simple as a loud noise (a clap or a few notes of music) or an odd picture added to the slide deck. The purpose is to reengage the audiences brain. *
Keep your audience guessingHold their brains off balance by feeding bits of information as opposed to revealing your point early.
Build a graphic slide by slide, briefly speak to each part and keep your point is revealed in the end.*
Use a powerful quotes.The beginning is the most important part of the work.PlatoNo audience ever complained about a presentation or speech being too short
In presentations or speeches less really is more
Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
The audience are likely to remember only three things from your presentation or speech by : Stephen Keague, *
Write clear headlines.
Write headlines for your slides that express a point of view.
The audience will get the big idea and look at the body of the slide for evidence that supports your point.
Keep it short.Stop talking before they stop listening.
The mind cannot absorb what the behind cannot endure.*
Use a creative visual aid.
Show a gripping photo. A picture is worth a thousand words
Play a short video.Videos evoke emotional responses,*
Memorable ConclusionsEnding your speech in such ways is a big missed opportunity! Most people forget the main points of a speech. How will they remember your message? They key is to end with a good conclusion.Give a very general summary of your speechEnd by emphasizing the main pointEnd your speech with a "call to action
summaryStart your speech with a question.Gets the audience thinking!Start your speech with an interesting fact or statistic.StorytellingInvolve.Surprise.Keep your audience guessingUse a powerful quote.Write clear headlines.Keep it short.Use a creative visual aid.Memorable Conclusions*
Now the Mic waiting for you*