Public Speaking Course:
Attention Gaining Devices
Here is another great skill you will learn during your public speaking course. We know that most everyone has a short attention span. Here is the 'Wake em Up' way to keep the audience awake and interested in what you are saying. After you have created your talk, go through it and make sure that every 2-4 minutes you use some kind of attention gaining device.
Some devices to use are increasing your voice inflection, showing a visual, holding up a prop, telling a relevant story, writing on a flip chart, moving around the room, throwing out a one liner, or showing a picture of your family even. You are essentially limitless in ideas on what to use to gain the attention of your audience. You will learn how to use attention gaining devices effectively in your public speaking course.
Just make sure every few minutes that go by you incorporate some of these techniques to keep your audience interested in what your saying. When you utilize these skills effectively your audience won't know you are using a technique on them, but at the end they will say. Wow! That time sure went by fast!