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How to connect with your audience

teacher avatar Dr. Rasheed, Public speaker

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Know your audience

    • 3. Use structures

    • 4. Use visuals

    • 5. Tell a Story

    • 6. Practice! Practice! Practice!!

    • 7. Rehearse non-verbals

    • 8. Always KISS

    • 9. Conclusion

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About This Class

A lot of people deliver speeches and presentations without knowing the actual techniques to hold their audience from the beginning to the end of their session.

In this short course, I have shared my most effective tips and tricks and how to better connect with your audience when you deliver a speech or presentation.

The techniques shared include:

Knowing your audience, who are they? Where are they coming from? What background knowledge do they have as regards the subject and what new things will entice them when you bring in your speech. Knowing your audience will enable you to tailor your content towards their need and expectation and will make your session interesting.

Use a structure. For effective delivery and ease of flow of your message, always use structures. Start with an introduction, then the main body and finish with a conclusion. Always start and leave with a bang.

Use visuals. Visuals are extremely powerful in sending a message to your audience.

Tell a story. Stories are powerful and they can easily get you connected with your audience if you tell the right ones at the right places within your speech or presentation.

Practice. This is the most important technique to master your script and flow of content from one point to another. Learn to practice the right way and boost your confidence the next time you deliver your speech.

Rehearse your non-verbal. They have a very powerful contribution to how you connect with your audience. It is important for you to understand what message your body parts are sending to your audience.

Kiss your speech or presentation. Always keep it short and simple.


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1. Introduction: Which of these do you consider the most important factor when it comes to delivering a speech or presentation? Is it the content of the presentation, or the deliveries, or the structure or audience connection? To answer this very simple question, I just want to see that regardless of the content of your speech, again, this of the deliveries towel. And regardless of the structure, your presentation, if you earn half the audience connection, your audience and lanky to remain line. Hi everyone. I am the Hershey. I'm a professional personal branding consultant and a public speaker. I share tips and tricks on how to get your audience to you from the beginning to the end of your speech or presentation so that you can leave a lasting impression. Then in this shirt costs, I will share my most effective tips and tricks on how to get your audience attracted to you and how to create a better impression to the audience so that your message and seek within them last for months. And yes, and yes, it is true that your audience may fall into what you told them. That in ever forget how we make plenty of science in understanding your audience and in controlling what you think would be and what the average during and after your speech or presentation. So why don't you get it right? Why don't you learn the basics Here in town to get your audience at your fingertips for me, right? Because at the end of this course, you will have an idea on how to approach or needs or one L1 added feature or representation. And it's guarantee that you will attract them. Because we're not taking much of our time. Let's get started. I'll see you in the rest of the class. 2. Know your audience: For effective speech or presentation pathway, as much information as you can abolish or myths. Are these secondary school students or some university professors, or at least some orange of industrial experts. Knowing your audience will enable you to your presentation, needs and expectations of the technical details of the content. So as much as you can to find out what basic learnings, who gets the subjects. And what do you need? Interested, knowing you? As you guessed the subjects were enable you to give them a warning because it is to tell them or a worm tunnel work, you know, get interference or remote. Not working remote. So straps. By knowing what the subject is, the positive, I'll share the same gravity. See you. 3. Use structures: When it comes to what you have to say in a speech or presentation, try as much as you can. Have a structure. So divide your content into introduction, main body, and a conclusion. These will make your message very easy to digest, to remember. And you went to retell it to other origins. So at the introductory stage, fright to sum up what you're going to tell them. Give them the benefits. Why should they listen to you? And if possible, give them a hook so that they can stay with you until the end of this session. Now at the main body of the session, this is when he figures graphs. You give them the technical details to backup your main message. Give them everything in detail. And then at the end of it all and the conclusion, this is when you look up, you summarize your parts and then tell them what you have told them. To get out or get very cool takeaway message. And it will lose through a membrane. So the key message is to tell them what you're going to tell them at the beginning in the form of an outline. The impel them in detail. That's the main body. And then tell them what you told them in the form of a summary at the end while giving them the takeaway message, the juice, a direct applications of your content as much as you can to apply knees or structures in your message to your audience. And ensure that use totally boundary and meet with your buck so that your message or last in and check out the next day or how the ordinates to stay connected to you until the end of this session. 4. Use visuals: Another technique to get your audience engaged and connected to you during your speech or presentation is the use of the drugs. I'm referring to images, graphs, and charts. These are very, extremely powerful in helping you send the right message to your audience so that they can get connected and gets your concept directly from your limits. The use of torques words limits the use of tumours texts and get them connected using images. Relevant images. Understand that 60 descent or equal are visual learners. And according to the all see, my fabric banner. Picture is worth a thousand words. Because if I show you a true representative of a particular product cell using a graph or champs. Much more impactful and easy for me to understand, engages its than me talking to you about the increase or hours, or even show you the real data. So as much as you can to get the right image. To use it to illustrate your concepts. The ordinance, because again, you will get the negative to you and you will allow them as you share your images, which are very worst, easy to get cracked into the message. So the next time you talk to your audience, transporters super handy to bringing visuals so that you can better connect with you and easy on the concepts and message. So share the next year and the next class. See you around. 5. Tell a Story: Next step is tell a story as you can to bring in stories at the beginning, at the middle, or towards the end of your speech or presentation. Trust, which is you can use them to bring more meaning to your concept. Do you ideas, stories, have the power to make your audience connected and stay engaged with you from the beginning to the end of those presentations or speech. Tracks much as you can to Reagan relevant words. Stories, kind of emotionally, ideas, concept, and your general message to your audience. Stories house natural momentum, then embed the keyframe. Now, we want to know more for the storyteller. So power to connect them to your audience. Use this against the organs so that they stay connected, stay engaged. Remove from the beginning to the end of message or program or your session of the case may be. So the next time you deliver your speech or presentation, dress, what you can to bring these tours. That can help you make more meaning to your parents, can help you connect better with your use. That to make it natural flow of information. Let them tell me how they felt when we're describing the ROR of that smoke, you 80. And then tell them what they felt. When you were describing your own gap. Then you use the idea to communicate a message in it was a brilliant room. Bent or Cloud can make it through for the final. And we'll reasonably. So use torts against the audience engaged. To the end of her presentations are shed in XD. In the next class. See you around. 6. Practice! Practice! Practice!!: Practice, practice, practice. This is the most important concepts. This is the most important technique when it comes to delivering an excellent speech or presentation and gets you connected with the ordinates. Confidence. With practice. You have to practice anywhere. Practice makes perfect Benjamin Franklin. Practice using your virginity to muster your script and the flow from one coins the exponents class, which is you can invite the habit of practicing within your friends, your family members, your colleagues, your professors, and listen to their feedback. Take their feedback with some degree of confidence and honest. And with the money will be cohesive mind as you all to apply it and improve so that you can come better. Get them to give you honest feedback according to how you sound, how you behave, and some of your gestures. When Dima, your speech or presentation, using the approvers all take it as an honest feedback and nothing personal when perfection is nearly an impossible thing. Practice is the only world that can help us to process. Try as much as compared to invite the habit of practicing day and night in front of your friends, will girlfriends, you're wise, your colleagues, your lecturer as lecture, I would practice a measure in a direct feedback according to worthy aims and tress versus needs, a panel. These will help you. The Como to do is teach your speech. Make it very easy. And the flow will be fantastic and feel of the mouse will flow naturally. Enough practice without a dream. So transporters you plan to utilize opportunity to practice more. Additionally, you can practice in front of the mirror to see how you gesture. And you can record yourself in the video playback to see for yourself how using gestures, how do we use efficient expressions? How you use your posture? I'm standing upright, or you are leaping, or you have steam Siamese and you smiling. Are you a friend of his message connecting with your emotional feeling or emotion appears. When you said, I'm very happy, you look neatly happiness. What were your hands or the rest of your warning doing when we're speaking and you started in one place or your Dynamics, move according to the requirements. All these, you can find out about them and correct them before you get to derive stage. And mastering all these boosts your confidence. And when you speak to the stigma of heredity and engender audience connective tissue. Because essentially it was equal to confidence. So the next step, we didn't buy a switch or presentation for as much as you can. Miss. Practice. Proposed that now since we use practice, again, the untrust, so they will hold them in the beginning, the end of the presentation. I'll share the next year and the next class. Be sure to watch our photos. 7. Rehearse non-verbals: Rehab with nonviolence. When they were in deliver a speech or a presentation in front of an audience, you are sending two messages. One is the verbal message and the other message is the nonverbal message. Is he your body's peaks? So for you to be an excellent speaker, for you to be able to connect perfectly with your audience. You must understand how your body speaks. Your hands are sending messages, your face is sending a message. Your body is sending a message to your audience. And for you to make perfect sense, for you to make that perfect connection. There must be correlation between what the body is seen and what your mouth is altered. So that connection between them must be insured for you to get that message perfectly for the audience. So when we allow, we talk about non-verbals. We're simply referring to your eye contact, your body gestures, your facial expression, your body posture, and your entire body language. What do they do? What did it behaves or messages at is sending to your audience. Because it's important to know that your body language or your non-verbals are. What do you see first, even before you start speaking? According to a famous quotes. The most interesting part of any communication is hearing what is insane. Because you may have control over this. But for you to have complete control, you have to have control over these as well. Blend them, correlate, let them my line so your message can be conflict. So generally, our nonverbals have effects on our speeches of presentation. You possess those events. The first is repetition. You can use the nonviolence to repeat something. I can see it repeated, keeps occurring. And you will understand by Wait a second or loop my hands. And they can contradict your message by saying, aye, young, very happy. And I'm we can side nonverbals directly contradict involved on message. So be sure to understand the current contradicts. Next is substitution. It can substitute or tech list of words. For example, when I see it. I don't need to say what. You should get the message. They can also complement a particular message. For example, if I am trying to eat some Pat and buy these, you should know the degrees of the hardness on-prem levels. You will, for my piece from the way I lift my hand and tell you how much of the heat and circumstance. Lastly, is accenting a kind of underlying making up yeah, Hold, making a huge. When I said I was extremely happy. The mean is fully on a line. It's bolded, then I'm happy. So nonverbals are extremely powerful and they can ease the process of interaction between us and our audience. So try as much as you can to understand how we speak. To understand the messages sent to your lives. So then you can use them against your knees so that you can use them to do to 50 message to easier flow of information so that your audience and get the easiest definition of your answers. So the next time you deliver a speech or presentation, remember to use the power of gestures, which uses the power of nonviolence is more or less osha the next. In the next class, you want to stay connected and worksheets today. You will while you next audience and the end of this course. 8. Always KISS: Last time for these costs to always keep your presentation or your speech or presentation. By kissing her speech or presentation, I mean, cheap it short and simple. Keep it short and simple. And by keeping it short and simple, what this means is you are willing to avoid classical presentation mistakes. Try as much as you can to have a clear aim is critically important. Keep your language simple. Don't use too much javelins, because not all of the audience are experts in your field, and not all of them aim from the field. So try as much as you can to simplify the language. Keep it very simple. To understand. Chico slides simple. Or keep your message or keep your words simple. Keep your sentences easy to make him too complex to understand. Shorthand is shorter sentences. Communicate the best messages to your audience. Embrace the power of pause. Don't speak too fast and don't speak. Slow. Trend want it embraced him of pause it and give your audience the opportunity to dangerous to your message. When you send in a very special message or important message, try and compose alone so that they can digest and understand and flow with you. So the key message is to always keep it short and simple. To always tell them what they want to know. Not what you know. Remember is tell them what they want to know, not what you know. And as a bonus tip, this tip is a bonus team and is one of the most important too. Well to give you this short course is try as much as he can to finish your speaking before your audience. Finished the obesity? Yes. Sure. As much as you can to finish your speaking before your audience, finished yet listening. Because your audience, how could you finish listening? Speaking. You can imagine the disaster. You will lose them. And we talk, tell me disconnect. So try as much as you can to finish your speaking before they finished yes, listening, time them, tenure Concepts and deliver them accordingly. By simply representation. Always simply sharps. 9. Conclusion: So congratulations guys, on reaching this point and I'm getting my seven most effective tips and tricks on how to connect with your audience. Thank you very much for staying with me up to this point. Just to give you a recap so we can remember these companies always know your audience by finding our toboggan. Know as much as you can imagine. Because we help you, like I say, to tailor your message towards their needs and expectations. Transformers, as you plan to use structures with a one, use introduction and conclusion. Very easy to understand, too dangerous and retell. Use visuals. They are very powerful. Vein draining, powerful. Depend, send a message to your audience. A picture is worth a thousand words. Remember these tennis story? Stories are how we have an enamel rental. Then they can connect us throughout. Stories. Can emotion allies or misuse or concept? Has your nonverbals. Grasslands as you can to rehearse your nonverbal. Extremely powerful on this panda. And then practice. Practice, practice, practice, incident, almost and proficient. Practice. And lastly, keep it short and simple. Typically short and simple.