Create Your Own Exercises: Transform Your Audience from Spectators to Participants.
Presenter: Lisa Braithwaite
As speakers, we want to provide the most meaningful and memorable learning environments for our audiences. Our audiences have internal and external motivations and barriers to learning, and it’s our job to minimize the barriers and maximize the opportunities for motivation. Unfortunately, too many presentations are one-way lectures and don’t take advantage of the rich opportunities for learning. A rich learning environment guarantees your audiences will retain and apply what you’re teaching. Adding tailored exercises and activities to your presentations is easy, practical, and fun for both you and the audience.
What you’ll learn:
- Why is audience participation important?
- What are some of the specific needs of adult learners?
- What do we have to consider when creating exercises and activities?
- What components can you choose from to create your exercises, and how can you easily put them together?
Participants will receive an exercise creation worksheet to use during the webinar to create their own activity.
Lisa Braithwaite started performing at the tender age of three when, confronted by her mother about why there was Comet cleanser all over the bathroom, she responded, “Out, damn’d spot! Out, I say!” She’s been traumatized by bathrooms ever since.
Her background also includes playing a groovy Santa in a 1977 elementary school Christmas play and making her mother cry as Emily in the 8th grade production of “Our Town.” She occasionally won high school speech tournaments with her award-winning topic of “Brown Bag Lunches.” More recent achievements include faking her way through an interview for a Chicago Tribune article about faking public speaking.
But what’s most important is Lisa’s philosophy of public speaking: That it’s fun, that it’s an awesome way to express yourself creatively, and that passion and enthusiasm are worth more than a thousand techniques.
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