April 30, 2016

Taking action

Fellow speaker,

Professional Speaker Lewis Roth suggests you keep these things in mind when doing activities with your audience:
  • Match length of your activity to the length of your program - e.g., if you're doing a keynote, do brief activities; if you're doing a workshop, make the activities longer
  • Do not start your speech with an activity - give the audience some time to get comfortable with you and your presenting style before you introduce them to an activity
  • Test your activity before using it in your speech - an activity can have unexpected and possibly damaging effects on your speech: test out the activity on a sample audience to see what the audience reaction is to the activity, only if the activity tests out OK do you use it in your actual speech

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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