7 Tips for Capturing Attention


When you’re giving a presentation or pitching a sale, you’re always at risk of losing the attention and focus of the audience. Let’s face it…people have short attention spans. So what can you do to keep people from tuning out? Here are some tips: 

  1. Smile
  2. Use shorter sentences
  3. Change your delivery speed from time to time
  4. Use pauses
  5. Insert a blank slide when talking about a key topic – this will encourage the audience to listen to what you’re saying
  6. Ask a question and pause before you answer it
  7. Tell a captivating story

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