Passion Engages the Audience
Passion is the key to really being able to engage your audience!
There is no shortage of rules that relate to public speaking. Stand up straight. Speak clearly and with enough volume. Make eye contact if you want to engage the room and on and on and on. All of these areas are important to be effective as a public speaker, but they seem to miss the mark on the most important of all presentation tips.
If you really want to engage your audience, stick to the topics that you are deeply passionate about. The greatest thrill for an audience is to buy in to a speaker’s enthusiasm. If you are simply delivering a book report and don’t feel passion for the topic, you can forget about engaging your audience.(more…)