Developing interaction with your audience can be a daunting task for many business people and leaders. However it is one of the essential tools we have as communicators to engage and connect with people. So how do we do this?
We recommend you try some of the following techniques to help you create an interactive environment:
1. Plan an interactive opening - using questions, asking for a show of hands
2. Get people to introduce themselves (good for smaller groups and teams)
3. Tell stories that are relevant to your audience
4. Set up a demonstration that audience members are involved with
Using some or all of these techniques will support the level of energy and interaction in the room when you are presenting.