Attending a conference can be boring for some people. It’s not that they don’t want to be there, but the speakers just aren’t engaging enough. You don’t want to be one of those speakers. It’s time to be engaging, entertaining, and lively. Get your audience on the edges of their seats with these top tips.
Turn your attendees into teams
Rather than a theatre style audience, why not have tables? You can instantly kick off the engagement by setting the tables as teams to work against other teams in the room. The first task could be to create their team name. If they feel more involved from the very beginning, they’ll be interested in everything else you have to say.
Include a graffiti board
Whether it’s a white board or a cork note board, opt for a place for your audience to add notes and updates. They can share comments on talks, post something to remind them later, or get involved with activities to keep them moving around the room. Not only will they be more engaged, but you’ll be able to make notes to see what they’re saying about you and your talk.
Don’t forget the energisers
It’s time to get energisers into your talks. These are tools that wake people up and get their brains working again. You can get people to use musical instructions or as them to make a sound when they hear a specific word.
The more you get your audience involved, the more engaged they will be. This is a great way to get your message across without boring them. They’ll take much more than your talk away with them. They’ll feel like you really care and want them to succeed and push forward.