Connecting with the audience
I spoke to Lisa Braithwaite (also known as Coach Lisa B) about how to connect with the audience, whether in-person or at remote and hybrid events.
Like me, she stresses that you should adapt any ideas to suit your own purpose. She has a course on creating your own exercises and activities as an alternative to using the same ones that speakers have been using for years.
Among other things, we discussed:
- Asking questions, including the sliding scale activity
- Why relevance is key
- The importance of debriefing
- Using role play, toys, packages, props and prizes for analogies and metaphors
- Winning over teenagers
Watch the 20-minute recording: