Some additional presentation technique include –
- Posing a question and having group members move into paired discussion with one or two people,
- When group size is large, or you are presenting virtually, individual reflection questions posed to the audience, with time given to reflect in silence can also be another powerful audience engagement approach.
- Video and use of other media are also other great ways to break monotony. Make sure you are aware of any intellectual property issues - i.e. attribution for You Tube Videos, or payment of SOCANN fees for music when played in Canada.
- Integrating a photo deck (such as our Conversation Sparker Deck) where audience members get to select a photo which represents their view around an issue. This is a great activity to undertake and have people share in smaller groups or with the person beside them if you are in a theatre.
Check out yesterday's post on Four Tips for Fluid Presentations here.
What other engagement approaches do you enjoy in presentations, as an audience member?
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
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