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Distracted Audience

You have been tasked with giving a presentation at work. Due to the level of detail required, the presentation is scheduled for a total of three hours. About an hour into the presentation, you notice that the audience is getting distracted and starting to pay more attention to their phones than to you.

Which methods would be effective at re-engaging your audience?

(Select all acceptable answers.)

Pass out some supplementary reading material and give them time to read through it.
Give the audience a single point of focus by remaining very still, refraining from moving around or gesturing.
Speed up the presentation by reducing your remarks to solely reading each slide's text out loud to the audience.
Ask the audience to answer a series of yes/no questions by raising their hands for 'yes'.
Invite the audience to ask questions on any of the material covered so far.
   

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Verbal Communication Audience Engagement Presentations New Public
Easy

2min

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