Mar 22, 2022
Keith Bailey is the Founder,
Facilitator and StoryConnecter at Articulated Intelligence. He has
found different ways to make sure that your audience cares about
what you are talking about. With the great power of public speaking
comes the great responsibility of making sure your audience is
invested. He sits down with host Molly McGrath to share his tips on
how to keep your audience involved and vested into your
- The audience always wants the speaker in a
podcast or at a conference to succeed. When you use to many “ums”
or other filler words, you unintentionally commit “audience
- Avoid just delivering facts and figures. The
audience wants to hear stories, it’s how they connect and relate
with the speaker.
- You exclude 80% of the audience if you only do
facts and statistics from a powerpoint slide. Take a simple story
and tie the data to it.
- You don’t have to share a story that paints you
in a bad or embarrassing way to get the audience to understand, you
just need to meet them on their level.
- Audience participation is critical. Whether it
is a hand raise or anything else, they then have a vested interest
- Taking a 3 second pause can create a massive
difference in a speech. It is one of the most engaging things you
can do in a speech and creates suspension.
- A good test to see how well your doing is
seeing how many people are on their devices. You want to make sure
that you are keeping them interested.
Quote of the
7:22 “There is a misnomer of
having to be vulnerable and share a story that paints me in a bad
light. We know that the person that controls the narrative controls
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