Do You Know the Types of Audience Tension?

As a speaker or presenter, you must be sensitive enough to know the kinds of tension your audience goes through as they try to focus on your speech, and more importantly, to be able to address those tensions so you can be sure that they will be able to take with them the lessons  you intended to share with them in the first place .

Here are the six kinds of audience tension I learned from Rich Hopkins today:

  1. Audience v. Presenter
  2. Audience v. Audience
  3. Audience v. Materials
  4. Audience v. Environment
  5.  Audience v. Technology
  6. Audience v. Themselves

The goal of knowing these kinds of audience tension is to be able to hold your audience long enough for them to stay focused and engaged. Learn the details of these types of audience tension on Rich Hopkins’ blog post:
Types of Audience Tension or A Review from an Evening with Ed Tate

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