10 Ways to Grab an Audience’s Attention

Is your audience getting bored? Here are 10 ways you can grab their attention and get them re-enganged.

  • Ask a question
  • Vary your voice … volume, pitch and tempo
  • Slam the lectern … but only if it helps make your point
  • Move about … we are born to notice things that move
  • Tell stories
  • Share interesting, compelling and unusual facts
  • Mingle with the audience … I see Jill Lublin use this one all the time
  • Be enthusiastic … with your voice and your gestures
  • Share a relevant quote
  • Survey or quiz the audience … make them a part of your presentation

About Carma

Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and science communication. She is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, a certified life coach, science fiction writer and poet. She is able to see people's brilliance and help them bring their genius to light. The wind beneath her clients’ wings, Carma provides creative entrepreneurs with expert advice on branding and online presence, as well as the emotional support necessary to carve out their niche for success online. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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