Is it true that people lose interest in what we have to say within seven seconds? One thing’s for sure, the way we deliver our presentations and present our ideas is becoming increasingly vital.
As a presenter, we can struggle to connect with and influence our intended audience. In the modern workplace, we often find ourselves fighting to gain the shortening attention of our audience amidst a sea of distracting apps and social media platforms.
Nothing is more daunting than asking your audience questions or for feedback, then being rewarded with silence from a cold room of participants, especially if they are the senior management, stakeholders, or shareholders of the company!
One thing is for certain - in an age where distractions are just a window away, we have to master the skills of building rapport, re-design our materials and the way we communicate with our audience if we want to deliver meaningful and impactful presentations to win our audience over!