When I try to remember the last speech,presentation or sermon I
attended, very few surface to the top of my memory. I do recall sitting
through hundreds of boring hours of PowerPoint presentations given by
various people — professors, classmates, and business colleagues.
So like the rest of the planet, I am ahuge, huge fan of Susan Boyle –
the unassuming woman who took to the stage on Britain’s Got Talent the
other week and literally blew away the judges, the audience, and now the
Internet community. In fact, the only person who was probably not
thrilled with her performance had to be the guy or gal who followed her.
While she was knocking ‘em dead onstage, I’m guessing that person was
getting nauseous backstage.
A Four-Point Guideline for Delivering Winning Presentations By Understanding Your Audience
by Johnny Campbell
Every speaker wants to deliver an effective presentation. Successful
presentations ensure sales, referrals and repeat bookings, which are the
driving force of the speaking business. And at the core of every
effective presentation is an understanding of the audience. By
researching your audience before making a presentation you will better
position yourself for future engagements. While researching for your
next speech, keep these questions in mind:
Yes, we know there's a difference between a lectern and a podium. A lectern is the stand upon which a speaker can hold their notes. It often holds the microphone. A podium is the platform. A stage.
Our name, Behind the Podium is meant to convey that there's a lot that happens backstage, before a speaker ever gets in front of an audience. Behind the Podium can give you, the reader, some insight about how a speaker got to the podium, and what they're doing behind the scenes.
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