3 Truths About Your Audience
Great reminders for students about the audience from Alex Rister at Creating Communication:
In “8 Core Truths About People,” Geoffrey James gives us some essential truths that help us work and communicate better with people. Three of these tips can apply directly to your presentation audience.
Audiences Need Story
James says, “People think in stories. Ever since first humans sat around the first campfire, they’ve been enthralled by stories because stories give meaning to events and facts that otherwise would seem random. Therefore, weave facts into a narrative in order to attract and hold more customers, employees and investors” (Source). I know this to be true in my everyday life because of how long stories stick with my students. For example, we watch Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk on the first day of class. A day, a week, a month later, my students can still recall the stories Zander told in his presentation.
It doesn’t matter if your presentation topic is logical…
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