Public Speaking Course:
Bouncing around in your presentation in an important skills taught in my
public speaking course. I recently had one of the hardest public speaking
presentations of my career. It was a three hour afternoon session on Reverend
Martin Luther King's federal holiday in Baltimore, Maryland.
The main reason it was so hard was because the audience consisted of all the
employees from one company, ranging from the lowest level to the highest level
in the company.
This may not sound like a big deal, but it was. When you have all managers or
all executives, it is easy to focus in on their particular interests and
concerns. But when you speaking to such a diverse group, you need to
'bounce around' and not spend too much time on the interests and concerns of any
one particular profession. If you do, you will lose the interest of all the
By bouncing around between groups you show every audience member you care about
them, whether they are a secretary or CEO.