A few months ago, the managing partner of a prestigious law firm asked me this question: “How can I keep my listeners engaged while I’m presenting?” In fact, she’s already a superb presenter — but like all good speakers, she constantly strives to be better. I’d like to share with you the advice I gave to her.
The level of interest in your topic and the quality of your information will always vary from one presentation to the other. But the challenge inherent in every presentation remains the same: “How can I be sure that I will engage my listeners?”
There are many approaches and techniques available to you, but there are only a few that I would call “The Essentials.”