Audience Engagement

I was speaking in Pleasant Hill last week at a Meetup group and took a big leap of faith and combined one of my business presentations “7 Techniques to Thrive in Any Economy” with the Law of Attraction.

One of my favorite practices in speaking is to get to the event early enough to talk with the majority of the attendees. It had never occurred to me before, but the group was very much aware of the Law of Attraction and the movie The Secret. So it made sense.

I wove my stories into the “7 Techniques” but spent about half of the time relating the stories to doing business in a conscious manner. It was easy to do and more natural than I would have thought.

The more I tied the two topic together, the more attentive the audience became. It was amazing to see each one them truly focusing on my presentation.

You will typically have about half of the audience writing notes, checking text messages and even day dreaming. I found it’s easier to keep the audience engaged with stories, but one thing I realized was by walking through the audience it was difficult for them to be distracted.

I think it might have something to do with a flashback to being in school . . . :)

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