Notes from the video:
How do you make your presentations more interactive without being a cheesy speaker?
I don’t know about you, but I HATE the forced interaction that speakers use…things like ‘shake your neighbors hand’ ‘everyone raise your hand’ ‘stand up and shake yourself’”
It’s who you are as a speaker, not the interactive portion of your speech
- It’s not cheesy when Tony Robbins tells people to stand up
- Don’t do something just for the ‘interaction’…that’s what makes it cheesy
- Must have a purpose
-ex: “everyone stand up and grab a coin”
If people are experiencing YOU then the demonstrations are natural.
But if they’re being told to do a demonstration, just for the interaction itself, then the demonstration is un-welcomed. Interaction has very little to do with the presentation itself, and everything to do with who you are.
Is it something ‘in character’ ?
Take ‘words’ and make them physical/tangible
- Penn & Teller Vaccine Example…it could have been a boring chart (12% this, 45% this, etc)…but they put a glass on one side and no glass on the other and threw balls
- Interaction is mental, not physical
-ex: Numbers routine (people are fixated)