Chapter 10

Ingenious interactivity

Key wisdom from this chapter

  • Interactivity aids learning: if we listen we are more likely to switch off, but if we participate in a talk we’ll remember it more and enjoy it more.
  • Interactivity aids learning: if we listen we are more likely to switch off, but if we participate in a talk we’ll remember it more and enjoy it more.
  • Rhetorical questions are good, aren’t they? Devices that get your audience to reflect on what you’re saying help them to feel involved in your talk.
  • Interactivity brings delicious uncertainty: try asking the audience to raise their hands, complete a task or answer a question to give them a say in the talk. Then tailor it to their needs.
  • Try facilitating a conversation with the audience: ...

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