23 Mar Reliable Strategies for More Engaging Speeches
When it comes to being an effective public speaker, the main goal is to engage the audience. That’s what we try to do every time we represent Vanquish Marketing Group onstage. These are a few strategies we’ve found particularly helpful in keeping our listeners interested in what we have to say:
” Inviting Questions at the Right Time: Q&A sessions during presentations are generally good ideas, but we’ve learned that they’re more effective in the middles rather than the ends. We want our conclusions to be powerful enough to resonate with audience members. If we end with answers to relatively benign questions, we lose chances to leave the strongest possible impressions.
” Being Concise: We try to respect people’s attention spans every time we give a speech. Although we do our best to craft memorable presentations on behalf of Vanquish Marketing Group, we realize that expounding too much might lead to restless listeners.
” Using Appropriate Humor: A gentle joke is a good way to win over an audience, but we typically limit our use of humor to some degree. We’re always sensitive to the venue and the people in it, being careful not to offend. When we do tell jokes, we want to make sure they’ll amplify our main points in some memorable way.
These practices help us engage audiences every time we step up to the podium. Check out the Vanquish Marketing Group Facebook page for more of our best public speaking tips.