Organizing+the+Speech-Tips+for+Reaching+an+Audience

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Organizing the Speech Tips for Reaching an Audience
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No Holds Barred There are no rules for grabbing an audience’s attention. Whatever gets them listening to you and watching you – that’s it.
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Keeping Them Listening Get the audience doing something! People remember the special impacts you make on them when you engage their senses Punctuate the speech with activity, to add color, and to create variety
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Why Variety? A speech is like a road trip . Occasionally, you have to take breaks from the grind of the highway, so you stop to check out a beautiful overlook, have a snack, read a historical plaque, investigate a local tourist attraction, or to refill the gas tank
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Making the Journey Enjoyable Since you have a long way to go, each of these stops should be only brief enough to be refreshing Your main business is continuing your drive at a moderate pace – neither too slow nor too fast
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Keep Them Active … Looking at a photo/prop/sample Demonstration with hookah (Arvind) Thinking about a question “When you look down at the table, you see three different forks, spoons, and glasses along with two knives. How many of you know what each is used for?” (Dorothy) Thinking about interesting statistics “Consider this: 50 million Americans depend on fast food, and 36.6% of Americans are overweight” (Mariah)
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More Activities for the Trip… Listening to a snippet of dialogue ”Fill it up!”(Nicole) Listening to a (brief) anecdote Thinking about a provocative point of view “Given the statistics on overweight Americans, one might believe we are the leaders in this industry." (Mariah)
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Still More Activities … Reading (briefly) a chart or quote Watching you move/gesture/look in their direction/demonstrate a feature of something Rubbing hair with an electronic receipt (Santiago) Moving in a demonstration (dance step/clapping hands in time/getting up from chairs)
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Present the information your target audience would find most interesting early in the speech to grab and keep their attention.
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