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Connect with Audiences Before and After You Speak

Connect with Audiences Before and After You Speak

Connect with Audiences Before and After You Speak 661 318 I Need A Speaker

By Tricia Richards-Service

In the world of public speaking, engaging with your audience is paramount. It’s not just about delivering a message; it’s about fostering a connection that resonates long after the presentation ends. While traditional methods like Q&A sessions and networking breaks are effective, there are plenty of unique ways you can leave a lasting impression on your audience both before and after your time on stage.

Pre-Presentation Engagement:

  1. Interactive Social Media Challenges: Encourage your audience to participate in a social media challenge related to your topic before the presentation. Whether it’s sharing personal anecdotes or answering thought-provoking questions, this can generate buzz and anticipation.
  2. Virtual Reality Teasers: For tech-savvy speakers, creating a brief virtual reality experience related to your topic can be a game-changer. Offering a sneak peek into what’s to come can intrigue and excite attendees.
  3. Personalized Surveys: Send out personalized surveys to registrants ahead of time. This not only allows you to tailor your content to the audience’s interests but also makes attendees feel valued and heard.

Post-Presentation Engagement:

  1. Live Q&A Sessions: Instead of the typical post-presentation Q&A, consider hosting a live Q&A session on social media platforms. This gives attendees who couldn’t ask questions during the presentation another chance to engage and interact with you.
  2. Exclusive Webinars or Workshops: Offer exclusive webinars or workshops to delve deeper into the topic discussed during the presentation. This allows for a more intimate setting where attendees can ask you detailed questions and interact with you on a more personal level. (If you’re offering something that involves a fee, remember to get permission from your event planner prior to your presentation.)
  3. Virtual Meet-and-Greets: Organize virtual meet-and-greets where attendees can have one-on-one conversations with you. This provides a unique opportunity for networking and building meaningful connections.
  4. Interactive Follow-Up Emails: Instead of sending a generic thank-you email, consider sending interactive follow-up emails. This could include quizzes, polls, or additional resources related to the presentation topic, keeping the conversation going even after the event has ended.

In conclusion, by embracing these unique methods of engagement, you can create memorable experiences that go beyond the confines of the presentation itself. Whether it’s through innovative pre-presentation activities or interactive post-presentation follow-ups, fostering meaningful connections with your audience is key to leaving a lasting impact.




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