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Are you a conversational speaker? Take the quiz!

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Find out if you are a conversational speaker or not with this easy quiz created by the presentation experts at Ethos3.

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Are you a conversational speaker? Take the quiz!

  1. 1. ARE YOU A CONVERSATIONAL SPEAKER? F I N D O U T N OW !
  2. 2. 50-80% A 2006 study revealed that the average worker spends 50-80% of the day conversing. As a presenter, your audiences may expect you to hold a metaphorical MBA in communication. Ask yourself these questions to determine whether you are a conversational presenter…or not. Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229753860_Measurement_of_ Time_Spent_Communicating
  3. 3. 1.To prepare for your presentation, you need to spend time doing the research. Read articles that both support and disagree with your presentation message. 1. DO YOU READ MANY & VARIED WORKS?
  4. 4. 2.A good conversationalist breaks eye contact with their audience rather than holding a steady gaze. 2. DO YOU BREAK EYE CONTACT OCCASIONALLY DURING CONVERSATION?
  5. 5. 3.Questions that require more substantial responses than a simple “yes” or “no” will improve your reputation as a conversational presenter. 3. WHEN ENGAGED IN A DISCUSSION, DO YOU ASK OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS?
  6. 6. 4.The presenter who doubles as a conversationalist will insert breaks for questions and comments from the audience and reply with thoughtful responses. 4. ARE YOU AN ATTENTIVE LISTENER?
  7. 7. 5.Document experiences that will improve your presentation narratives. If you are an avid note-taker, consider yourself well on your way to being a master of conversation. 5. DO YOU CARRY A NOTEPAD OR NOTE-TAKING DEVICE WITH YOU 24/7?
  8. 8. 6.A conversational presenter always has a visual and textual metaphor to translate their presentation message into a more digestible format for their audience. 6. WHEN DESCRIBING AN ISSUE OR EXPERIENCE, DO YOU UTILIZE METAPHORS?
  9. 9. THE MORE YOU ANSWERED YES NO’s TO THESE QUESTIONS, THE MORE CONVERSATIONAL OF A PRESENTER YOU LIKELY ARE. IF YOU RESPONDED WITH A LOT OF PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! FOR MORE PRESENTATION TIPS AND TRICKS, HEAD OVER TO ETHOS3.COM/BLOG.

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