Feb 7, 2017
This Week’s Tip: Empty Your Pockets
We often fill our pockets with gadgets and wallets and keys
and lint. Before speaking, take all that stuff out of your pockets,
and stash it in your bag, desk, best friend’s pockets or someplace
else. Speaking with full pockets simply invites distractions that
you don’t need.
Post Tip Discussion: Prepare and Prewire Your Audience
Communication is the process by which shared meaning is
created. -- Practically every Communications text book I’ve ever
To maximize the effectiveness of your presentation, make sure
the audience is ready to understand it. Prepare them for it
by letting them know what your session will cover. This will help
them focus on the topics you are discussing.
When you have the opportunity to prewire the audience, do that
as well. When you prewire, you meet with attendees in advance. You
can brief them on the topic of your presentation, understand any
questions they may have, listen to their objections, research
responses, and modify your plans. As a result, you will be better
prepared for your actual session.
Call to Action:
- How do you prepare and audience? Add a comment below.
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