Public Speaking Skills:
Attention Gaining DevicesWe all know peoples attention spans are short. Here is the 'Wake em Up' way to keep the audience awake and interested. After you have created your talk, go through it and make sure that every 2-4 minutes you use some kind of attention gaining device. Your public speaking skills should be accomplished in this area.
You could increase your voice inflection, show a visual, hold up a
prop, tell a story, write on a flip chart, move around the room, throw out a one liner, or show a picture of your kids if you want to. Having great public speaking skills involves much more than just the words we speak.
Just make sure every few minutes that go by you incorporate some
attention gaining devices. When you utilize these public speaking skills your
audience won't know you are using a technique on them, but at the end
they will say. Wow! That time sure went by fast!
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