Whether you have been speaking for years as a professional, or you have only recently taken up the position and are about to make your first business conference speech, it can be a nerve-wracking and stressful experience. In addition to conducting relevant research prior to your talk, making sure you have any presentations to hand and slides all in order, as well as checking on various power outlets that may be needed, you can also help to improve your conference speech with the assistance of an Audience Response System.
CLiKAPAD provide a wide range of state-of-the-art audience response systems for conferences and business events, where audience participation can really help keep your delegates involved and interacting with you. With the ability to choose from a variety of options, you can get instant feedback on the quality of your speech and use it to improve or amend any future presentations you may be hosting.
So how can Audience Response Systems help your conference presentation?
Breaking up the Flow; Keeping it Short and Snappy!
With the help of an Audience Response System, you have a way of breaking up the talk into more manageable chunks, punctuated by questions or games in which you make full use of the ARS. While this is less useful for short speeches or presentations, for longer, more drawn out speeches this is an ideal way of keeping the attention of your delegates without having to resort to more desperate means.
You can also regularly ‘check in’ with your delegates in this way, asking their opinion of the speech so far, asking what they would like to discuss or hear more about with regards to the subjects approached in the presentation. It is a good way of making sure you stay on track and that you are aware of the impact your speech is having on its audience.
Games to Help Cement the Points of the Speech
While standing and talking to a number of guests for a set period of time might sound all very exciting and easy to understand for you, some people retain information in different ways. By incorporating games and questions into your speech with an ARS, you can help cement any points you have made. You will also help to keep the morale and the mood high, which is particularly useful for longer talks.
Using an Audience Response System to Get Feedback
At the end of the day, using an Audience Response System is a great way of getting instant feedback on the quality of your speeches. If you are worried that you didn’t get the message across quite right, or if something was unclear, the Audience Response System will be able to provide useful insight into how you can improve the next time you hold a conference. Not everyone will speak up as and when they find something confusing or unclear, so it is important to get valuable feedback from everyone in the audience and not just those vocal few.
By combining the Audience Response System with a number of other techniques to improve the way presentations are made, businesses can spend more time working productively and less time figuring out the best structure for a dynamic conference when addressing attendees.