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Monologue to Dialogue: Engaging and Collaborating with Your Audience

Mustering the courage to present confidently in front of others is hard enough. But when it comes to engaging an audience and managing their participation, presenters often freak out.

On Wednesday, November 16, join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, co-host Val Swisher, CEO of Content Rules, and Matt Abrahams, Principal of Bold Echo, for this free, one-hour webinar. Matt will talk about how to confidently and assertively manage interaction in your presentations—be it a Q&A session or a meeting—while still delivering and reinforcing your message in a compelling way. You will learn practical and easily implementable—and immediately applicable—facilitation techniques that are informed by scholarly research and are perfect for priming your audience for participation.

These methods include 1) managing anxiety before speaking so that you are calm and confident when engaging your audience; 2) preparing your audience for interactive participation, and 3) facilitating the participation while it’s happening, such as calling for questions and queuing them up.
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