Speaking Public – How to keep people’s attention

InstructorBritta Nijhuis
TypeOnline Course
DateSep 8, 2016
Student Enrolled3
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Speaking Public

Speaking Public, How to keep people’s attention

Nothing is more worse for a speaker as speaking and losing interest from the audience.

Get the attention of your listeners by learning techniques and the know how to overcome nasty situations. Begin by the basic knowledge and grow by following this course. Know your audience! React wel in every situation. Create the right situations. Make them love, let them cry and for all buy what you offer.

This course is full of information about preparing and planning your speech. Next steps are to use or delete less nice reactions of your public.
By planning your talking, you will be well prepared, but you need to be spontan sometimes. They need you, they love you, use that. You offer something they need, other they wouldn’t be at your speech. Sell that well, by giving the solution on their needs. Keep their attention!


You need tool and techniques to stand out of the crowd. But by wrong use of them you hang. Use powerpoint right. Write your speech first. Be you, because you know your real you the best. Be the special one, that holds the attention and let everybody loving you. Take care that they come ore often if you’re the speaker.

Make a living with your gift and market it

What about making a living with your speaking, but maybe you do that for a boss? What if you’re a natural in Speaking Public? Can you be hired, can you have your own products? How to market that?

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Section 1Introduction
Lecture 1IntroductionFree Preview


When it comes to making a success of any public speaking exercise there are several tried and true methods that can be successfully adopted to ensure all endeavors proceed smoothly in order to garner the right kind of results or responses.  You learn how here.

About Public Speaking

There are some basic points that should be understood and accepted as a given when it comes to the public speaking basics. In the quest to present material that is both relevant yet exciting and engaging one has to be able to understand and relate to the receiving party at all times.

Failing to note these very important elements will cause the entire exercise to be ineffective and a waste of time for all parties involved. Therefore there is a need to understand the audience before making any presentation.

When engaging in the public speaking exercise the main and perhaps most important point to bear in mind is keeping the attention of the audience from the beginning to the end of the presentation. If this is successfully done, then the presenter has been able to achieve his or her goal in imparting the material.

In order to establish one’s self as an effective presenter the element of being able to successfully connect with any audience at anytime is very important. The importance of the connection capability should never be underestimated.

When there is no proper connection between the presenter and the audience, the material presented will seem boring and uninformative. This will then cause the attention span of the audience to waver and even dim altogether. When this happens the audience may cause disturbances or distractions due to the restlessness as a result of the boredom.

By exploring the many and often varied techniques, the individual will be able to make an informed assessment as to which “tool” would be most beneficial to be used in any specific public speaking foray.

Lecture 2Public Speaking Basics
Lecture 3Know Your Audience
Lecture 4Use The Right Words
Lecture 5Decide What You Want To Covey
Lecture 6Learn How to Communicate
Lecture 7What Happens If Your Don’t Connect With Your Audience
Section 2Preparing Your Speaking
Lecture 8The Greatest Public Speaking Secret of them AllFree Preview

The Greatest Public Speaking Secret of them All

Any guide to success in an endeavor will tell you that there is no magic formula to success. But in a lot of fields of endeavor, there seem to be “insider secrets”. And taking on the challenge of becoming a truly great public speaker is a noble ambition. But if you could learn the insider secret that makes the difference between good public speakers and great ones, that would help you make that transition.

Actually there is one great secret to what makes speakers that really shine in front of a group so great.

But it isn’t magic or something that you can take as a pill and an hour later, presto, you are ready to stand up and dazzle the crowd. It is a very simple process that is something you already know a lot about.

It is just simple, old fashioned hard work and preparation.

The further in advance you can start getting ready for a presentation, the better your public speaking will be.

You know that feeling of terror that you experience when you address a crowd. Well you may not be able to pinpoint why that feeling comes upon you because who can think when terrified? But many times it comes up because you aren’t completely prepared and you don’t know what to do or how it will go because the material is not as well developed as it should be.

If you put the work in on your presentation, it will make all the difference in the world when you stand up to give your presentation.

First of all, make sure the content meets your standards. You should make that speech compelling and fascinating to you. And if that presentation is full of great material that it not only fascinates you but you will be eager to get up there and share what you know with this crowd. And that eagerness to speak is a very refreshing feeling when it replaces that terror you felt when you did not work hard in advance to make sure the material was well developed in advance.

Your audience will notice that big change in your attitude too.

Enthusiasm is contagious and if you get up in front of them bubbling with anticipation because what you have to share is just that cool, they will be eager to hear it. It’s like when someone says to you, “Hey, want to know a secret?” You are dying to hear that secret. That is the attitude you will see in your audience when you get up there not only well prepared but excited to tell them what is in that outline.

The more you have that outline and the details of your presentation in your mind, the more confident you will be in front of a crowd.

If you have that presentation virtually memorized, when you begin to speak, you will look at your audience more and only have to glance at your outline to stay on track with where you want to be next. That is a terrific skill to develop and huge benefit when speaking to the crowd because you have that material down pat in your mind and you always have a destination throughout your talk.

It will take some work to get to that level of confidence in your material.

Rehearsals of your presentation help a lot. Prepare a dynamic opener that puts the problem statement into the minds of the crowd and then proceed to solve that problem. Also know the navigation plan of your presentation and plan the transitions from point to point. That will help you not get stuck in one part of the talk and not have awkward transitions which will make you and then your crowd nervous.

Finally plan how you will conclude.

There is a conclusion you want your audience to reach. Make sure you know the critical points and what parts of your talk are “optional” or there for illustration or to fill time. In that way, you know where to cut if time runs short and you will still get to your point and close strong. If your talk has good content, enthusiasm, good points to lead up to solving the problem and closes strong, not only will you feel great about it, your audience will applaud the job you did. And won’t that be a nice way to end a public speaking exercise for you?

Lecture 9What's Your Problem?
Lecture 10Create a Problem and Then Solve It
Lecture 11Maintaining Focus in Public Speaking
Lecture 12Public Speaking Means Never Saying "I'm Sorry"
Lecture 13Public Speaking Quirks
Lecture 14Tell Them Something They Don't Know
Section 3Becoming Larger Than Life
Lecture 15Becoming Larger Than Life
Lecture 16Deer in the Headlights
Lecture 17Don't Fear the Pause
Lecture 18Give Them a Bit of You
Lecture 19If you Like Them, They Will Like You
Lecture 20Make Them Laugh
Lecture 21Put Some Snap Into It.
Section 4Tools and Techniques
Lecture 22Effectively Using PowerPoint
Lecture 23How to Write a Speech
Lecture 24It's all in the Voice
Lecture 25Illustrate, Illustrate Illustrate
Lecture 26Reading to an Audience
Lecture 27Shooting From the Hip
Lecture 28Speak With More Than Your Voice
Section 5Market your Speaking
Lecture 29Making a Living as a Public Speaker
Lecture 30Marketing by not Marketing
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