The most valuable aspect a speaker has in a presentation is whether he can inspire his audience. If the audience leaves unmotivated, the presentation can be considered a failure. Boring speeches and unrefined scripts can be overlooked it the presentation is done well.
This fact is based on the amount of stimulation the audience receives by the end of the session. Passion is vital to this cause. In more than 95% of speaking engagements, the audience present may not wish to be there or may believe they have more important matters to attend to. Therefore it is necessary for you to ensure that you draw them into your presentation.
The professional speaker will therefore need to make concrete connections with the audience members individually if he successfully wishes to engage them. The speaker must be able to speak directly into each member’s heart and mind while still addressing the entire audience. This will result in a more inspired audience and they will respond to your message.
There are a number of external factors that should be considered during your presentation as they affect whether or not you will be successful. In order to communicate passionately and in an excited manner about a particular topic, your voice tone should exhibit these aspects. The correct tone of voice will further serve to present you as an expert on the subject. The presenter’s body language will be closely watched and should thus demonstrate power and confidence speaking.
If your presentation has a personal touch, then the audience will be naturally drawn to your message. This can be achieved by following some of these guidelines.
Every problem has an emotional side and this should be highlighted during the presentation. Factors such as fear, loss, fulfilment, failures, success and others are a powerful way for the presenter to add a personal touch.
If the presenter can have the audience share some of their personal experiences or opinions, a personal touch will be introduced. Sharing incidents that are relevant to the subject will also add a personal touch to the presentation. The presenter can also talk about his experiences or those of people close to him. This may include problems such as those found when implementing solutions, and others.
Try to make as much eye contact as possible with the audience members. This will give them the feeling that you are addressing them individually. Eye contact will allow you to make a one on one connection, even though a subtle one and is very useful in giving the presentation a personalized touch.
If need be, don’t hesitate to provide the audience with additional information outside the scope of the presentation. The audience will therefore view you as their resource on that subject. Address all issues and questions raised. Furthermore, it is important that the answers you supply are straightforward and can be easily implemented.
Your ability to draw the audience into the presentation will enhance your ability to relate with them. An audience that is involved in the presentation is also more attentive and will get something of value after the session. They will be in a better position to make decisions and take action on the subjects and solutions discussed.
If you manage to make personal connection with the audience you will be in a great position to inspire them. Your knowledge and passion for the subjects will be imparted to them. These are some of the factors that help professional speakers draw their audiences.