If your presentation is straightforward, has clarity, and is of value to the audience, you will find they rarely lose interest.

But if they do lose interest, here are a few techniques you can use to rally the troops:

1.  Ask a question that you wish them to explore with a few other people near them. This can be a question such as, Looking at what we have covered so far, what are the top two ideas you’re excited to implement?”

2.  If you are covering complex data, find ways to anchor the data in everyday examples or metaphors, simplify the data, or pull them back in by saying, “So what this means to you is…”

If you find you often lose the audience’s interest, it means you are not relating the information enough to them, speaking in a monotone, or not simplifying your data to relate directly to your goal.

Join us for an upcoming presentation skills seminar and manage your message for results.