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09-02-20 Online Seminar - Speaking Performance: How to Capture and Keep Audience Attention
Wednesday, September 02, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Category: Events

Online Seminar Series
Wednesday, September 2
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

"Speaking Performance:

How to Capture and Keep Audience Attention"


$45 for VSAE members | $75 for non-members
All Seminar Passes accepted.

Do you find it challenging to capture and keep the attention of your audience members when you speak? Are they distracted and paying more attention to their cell phones, laptops, and internal dialogue than to your presentation? Do you wish you could find ways to make your topic more interesting so your audience members would perk up, pay attention, and participate? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you owe it to yourself to attend this interactive, entertaining session that will teach you the secrets of how to capture and keep the attention of your audience members throughout your entire presentation. 

Key Takeaways

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the three C's to capture audience attention and know when it's best to use each.
  • Incorporate vocal variety to increase interest.
  • Use movement and gestures to enhance points and engage the audience on a deeper level.

Content Leader

John Watkis, Speak Performance International

John Watkis is an international speaker, speechwriter, and speaking performance coach. He works with existing and emerging leaders who want to turn ordinary speeches into engaging experiences that leave audiences wanting an encore. He has been in the speaking and coaching business for over 20 years. John is the author of the recently released book, Speaking Notes: The Eight Essential Elements to Make Your Speech Music to Their Ears. He was the first Canadian-born actor to play “Mufasa” in the Disney musical, “The Lion King,” is a former fitness studio owner, and is a champion salsa dancer.

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Contact: Pamela Flynn | [email protected] | (804) 249-2244