VERY EFFECTIVE SESSIONS
Preparing the slides and getting your speech in order is just half the work done.
Great speakers are not only skilled and experienced, but they also know how to engage the audience.
My starting point is always the audience, I strive to understand what the audience knows already and what don't know, to put together a topic that resonates with them.
Once I fully understand the audience, I prepare my speech, research the topic and deliver an engaging presentation. I use tools like LinkedIn, I research other conferences to see what speakers are talking about and I try to differentiate my topics from standard ones to make sure that what I offer is perceived as innovative and very technical, for expert audiences.
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH