Chapter 5. The Audience

Inexperienced or nervous presenters may find it difficult to rise above their personal fear of presenting. Completely focused on delivering their presentation, they don’t consider the audience. Tailoring the presentation to your audience, though, will make it more useful, ensure a better reception, and even turn the audience into an aid to your performance. In this section you will learn how to:

  • Read the mood of an audience and give them what they want

  • Interact with the crowd

  • Tackle questions with confidence

  • Handle hecklers

  • Assess the reaction, and make a smooth, professional getaway

Read the Mood

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