What every great public speaker asks their audience — what did you learn from my talk?

  1. Film each and every talk and review them afterwards in great detail to learn what worked and what didn’t. Read more about the kit I use to film all my talks in this post
  2. Ensure your Twitter name and event hashtag are at the bottom of all your slides — then if they want to provide any feedback or tweet one of your slides, your twitter handle is easy to find
  3. Get to the event as early as you can — attend the dinner the night before if there is one and ask delegates “what are you expecting from my talk tomorrow/this afternoon/this morning”. I remember after attending a drinks reception the night before I was due to speak at a conference and asking these questions I completely rewrote my presentation. As a result it perfectly hit the mark
  4. Leave enough time for questions at the end of your talk — to see if the presentation made them think
  5. Always stay after your talk to solicit feedback in the break or at a reception afterwards

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The Actionable Futurist™. Former Global Managing Partner @ IBM. Proud Dad. TEDx & International Keynote Speaker. Aussie in London.

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Andrew Grill - The Actionable Futurist™

Andrew Grill - The Actionable Futurist™

The Actionable Futurist™. Former Global Managing Partner @ IBM. Proud Dad. TEDx & International Keynote Speaker. Aussie in London.