Public Speaking Course:
Bouncing around during your presentation is a technique you will
learn how to use
in my public speaking course.
I recently had one of the toughest speaking engagements of my career.
It was a three hour afternoon session on Reverend Martin Luther King's
federal holiday in Baltimore, Maryland.
The reason it was so difficult is that the audience
consisted of all the employees of one company. Ranging from the
lowest level to the highest level in the company. When you have all managers or all executives, it is relatively easy
to focus in on their interests and concerns. But when you have
such a broad ranged group, you have to 'bounce around' and not spend too much
time on the interests and concerns of any one type of audience member.
If you do, you will lose the interest of all the other groups. It
is best to learn who the audience will consist of, to prepare your