The first 60 seconds of a speech are the most important. Be it in a meeting, an event or a conference, the audience makes important decisions about you in the first 60 seconds. How can you ensure that you make an ever-lasting impression on your audience whenever you’re on stage?
In an article published in Khaleej Times, a leading English daily newspaper in the UAE, Dr Silvia Vianello, Associate Professor and Director – Innovation, SP Jain School of Global Management, shares 6 ways to grab the attention of your audience and keep them engaged. She discusses how evoking suspense or curiosity, interacting with the audience, using humour, sharing facts and anecdotes, and asking them to imagine a situation ensures connectivity, interest and a great momentum throughout the speech.