Public Speaking Course:
If you don't want the members of your audience to throw away your handouts
as soon as
they walk out the door, concentrate on mastering the skills taught in your
public speaking course. To make sure they don't
toss it immediately, means
you have to give them a reason to keep it. I do this by making sure to
add important reference material on EVERY SINGLE PAGE of my
handout. I always make the material in my handouts tailored to that
specific audience and presentation.
The reference items I use might be web site addresses, important phone numbers,
book titles, or even funny cartoons that applies to the audience's
industry. Using what you learned in your public speaking course means
you know that you shouldn't put information on the last page of the handout where that page can be torn off and the rest thrown away.
Don't forget to put your contact information on every single page to make sure
they have a copy in case they do just keep one page. This is an
important tip from my public speaking course.