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Do you want to know how to build rapport with your audience either as a workshop presenter or speaker? This video is the 2nd in the series: “ Proven Secrets from a Trainer to Engage your Audience Immediately.” Tip #2 is to sit with the audience before your presentation and not other speakers. Communication strategies are important topics for my loyal readers and I do my best to address valuable ideas to fit their needs! 🙂
Communication Strategies #1: Make a Decision Where you Want to Sit
Let the meeting planner know that you want to sit with the audience for lunch or dinner and not with the other speakers. Some of you may decide that it’s better to sit at the speaker’s table and that’s fine! This strategy is a secret sauce for me and my clients. Building relationships is the key to successful communication.
Communication Strategies #2: Listen to the Conversation at the Lunch/Dinner Table Carefully
This strategy works for me because I get a chance to win over a table by asking them questions about themselves, their job, their frustrations or goals. Listening to your tablemates is a 90% guarantee that they will listen to you more when you go on stage.
I can be bold and tell you that this strategy will improve your rapport.
Stay tuned for more ideas on how to improve your presentations. All of these ideas can be used in a small workshop or even a large keynote.
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Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Communication Strategist
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