Tips to Energize Your Presentations
"There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
- Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
Ask yourself, "What is the audience feeling?" and "How would I like him/her to feel?" You need to be aware of:
How frequently you use positive emotional words.
How you moderate the use of negative emotional words.
Here are some ways that you can help your audience interact with each other.
- Room set-up. Be sure people face each other so they can talk to each other. Use round tables, rather than theatre or classroom style.
- Don't permit cliques. Get your participants to sit with new people. Be innovative in your approach to seat people differently. Some examples: Use a colorful post it, group by hair color, or place cards.
- Use icebreakers. You can ask your audience to say a word that describes their week. Give them something else to talk about other than business when the meeting breaks.
- Setup small groups or dyads to discuss issues. This technique will get your participants to brainstorm with their partner or group.
Coaching point: Forced interaction engages people. What can be more fun?
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