Engaging & Involving Your Audience

Leading effective and interactive meetings and presentations

Every time you take the stage – be it in a small meeting room or in a large presentation –  you compete against a world of distractions. People are stressed, tired, and preoccupied with their own challenges. If you fail to connect and engage with your audience, you will not have the intended impact.  Effective communication requires engagement! (Still not convinced? Read my blog-post on why it pays off to involve your audience.)

Want to learn HOW to make good use of everybody’s time? To prepare and lead effective, interactive, and lively meetings and presentations? Then Engaging & Involving Your Audience is for you!


In this small group intensive workshop you will learn how to get and keep the attention of audiences or meeting participants. You will learn how to access the wisdom and knowledge in the room, and making people feel that you value their opinions. You will practice different ways of encouraging your audience to participate, while staying on track and driving the session towards your objective.

Using a real meeting or presentation topic, you will apply different involvement techniques and practice them with the other workshop participants as your audience.
You will receive individual feedback from the trainer and your peers. Many of the exercises will be filmed for additional feedback.


Workshop topics

The workshop will give you hands-on techniques and practice in the following topics:

– Being clear about your objective.
– Opening your presentation or meeting in creative and powerful ways.
– Understanding and reading your audience.
– Managing the energy level in the room.
– Practice audience interaction techniques.
– Handling Q&A sessions with grace.
– Dealing with distracted and difficult people.
– Staying open to the moment and tackling the unexpected.
– Keeping your composure and recovering from mistakes.
– Closing with impact – getting the commitment.
– Engaging audiences in phone and video conferences.

Engaging and involving your audience in meetings and presentations, leeading effective meetings.


Practical information

When: To be announced. (No workshops in 2020).

Where: Vidy, Lausanne

Language: English

Group size: Max. 8 participants

Price for individuals: CHF 450.

Price for corporate-sponsored participants: CHF 695

Prices include refreshments, coffee and workbook.

REGISTER:  E-mail or call 079 815 76 84