You’re losing the audience—now what?

Panicking and getting louder are not the proper remedies. Instead, try these techniques to gain and retain the eyes and ears of your assembled devotees.

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Maybe you’ve been there: Your fascinating presentation just isn’t holding their attention.

At a recent workshop I led on speaker skills and message development, we spent a lot of time talking about the need to start with your audience’s needs and about today’s limited attention spans. So, it was not a surprise when one participant asked, “What do you do if you’re losing your audience’s attention?”

Here are a few suggestions:

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