3 reasons you’re losing your audience

No matter if you’re speaking to one person on the phone, a large group at a conference, or in a video that will potentially be seen by thousands on social media, how can you be sure that your audience is staying with you? Here are three reasons you may be losing your audience…

You’re too stiff: If you’re nervous or flustered, you’re not going to hold anyone’s attention for very long. It doesn’t matter if you’re speaking to 2 people or to 200 people, if you want to be heard, you need to relax. Try starting off with a few deep breaths before you get going…

You’re lost: If you’re a person who likes to talk a lot, you may find yourself eventually getting lost in a maze of your own words. This is not good. If you’ve lost your train of thought, then your audience is probably getting off at the next stop.

You’re like the Energizer Bunny: You keep going and going and going… Say what you have to say, and be done. Use the minimum amount of words that are needed to properly convey your message. And make sure you speak slowly and clearly. If you talk too fast, your audience will miss words and/or phrases and they won’t be able to catch up with you. Keep it short and sweet, and you’ll keep the attention on you.

Public speaking isn’t the easiest thing, but the more you do it, the more comfortable you’ll be.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union ... Web: www.cuinsight.com Details

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