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Here’s one of the best ways to make your speech or presentation more successful: Make it conversational.
Why does that help? It lets you engage with your audience much more than if you used a one-way, “lecture-style” talk (where people feel they’re being talked at).
By making your talk conversational:
- Your audience listens to you more carefully.
- Your message affects people much more deeply.
In essence, making your talk more conversational means making it more like an everyday, two-way discussion, which involves your audience more.
But don’t worry – if you don’t have enough time to involve people overtly (or you don’t feel comfortable doing that yet), you can involve them more subtly.
You can involve your audience along a spectrum
In fact, you can involve your audience along a spectrum: