Keeping your audience engaged during your presentation could be one of the single most difficult things to do! And one of the worst things that can happen while giving a presentation is that you look up and see the members of your audience yawning or even dozing off! But you can change that with a simple trick!
Keeping the members of your audience engaged in your presentation is an art! But anyone can master this art because all what you need are engaging presentation topics to have your listeners hooked and sitting on the edge of their seats! Choosing a topic plays an integral role in deciding whether your audience would be hooked to your presentation or whether they would just be feigning interest.
But the perennial question that plagues many a speakers is how to get engaging presentation topics? Because truth be told, there is no definitive answer to this question. It all boils down to the 3 R’s, that is, Research, Research and even more Research.
The first thing that you, as a soul searching hungry-for-engaging-topics presenter should do is get to know what kind of audience would be present for your presentation! Once you learn a bit more about your audience, like say, the crowd is sort of orthodox or religious, you wouldn’t really want to stir up the hornet’s nest with topics like ‘Creationism vs Evolution’ or maybe something like ‘Is God Real’! These topics, even though quite engaging, can sure get you beaten up. But if you know the audience is not orthodox and a bit more open to stuff like this, you sure can talk all what you want about this!
Apart from getting to know your audience, to get that one engaging topic which might turn you into a presentation pro, you need to look up at other presentations! What do great orators talk about? How do they cast a spell on their audience? What sort of topics do they choose? If you’ve heard the famous astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson speak, you will get to know that he has an inherent talent for keeping his audience hooked and engaged! That is what you should be aiming for. That is what your research should be all about, what is it that can actually draw people?
Also, the internet is a vast an infinite resource for knowledge and you can look up on various engaging topics! So are you ready to engage your audience?
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