Picture this!You stare out into an audience only to notice participants reading,staring-off into space, frowning at you, pointing, and having privateconversations with each other. Sure—these are tell-tale signs thepresentation stinks but at least show a little respect!
Cell phones can be disruptive.Even the hum of vibrating phonescan distract presenters and disruptthe flow of the presentation.
Should I choose a differentcareer path?…I mean…I’mnot getting any younger.Don’t make it about you.Unless it’s an audience of one, try not to turn the spotlight on you. Personalinformation and private challenges irrelevant to the topic should not be introducedin large, open forums.
Reflect(1) Think about the last time you servedin either role (audience or presenter).(2) Generate a brainstorm ofwords and phrases that bestdescribe your experience.(3) Share your list with a partner or in asmall group.
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