Public Speaking Course:
Attention Gaining Devices
Here is another great presentation skill you will practice during your
public speaking course.
We know that most people today have 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 attention gaining 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 these attention gaining devices properly 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!