How to Engage the Audience When Presenting

Check out my recent post on the Constant Contact Community Blog: 

When you present, it’s important for you to connect to the audience so they pay attention and understand your message.  Here are 9 strategies for engaging the audience:  

1. Know the audience
If you know the audience and understand how they like to receive information, it's much easier for you to construct a presentation that makes sense to them.  For example, you lead off with a problem statement and then provide a solution.  Or, you go chronologically through the history of this project.  If you speak “their language,” it will be easier to keep their attention.