So far, we have covered some critical public speaking tips, namely how defining your structure and the power of a punchline will make you succeed at every public speaking occasion. The next public speaking tip is about your audience.
Remember your audience: All it takes is a few lines to make an audience feel acknowledged and a speech feel fresh. Tie the city in which you are speaking into your introduction. Draw parallels between the organization you’re addressing and one of the stories you tell. Mention someone by name, connecting them to the comments you’re offering. These are small gestures, but they make your remarks more tailored and relevant.
There is a significant difference on how you will present and the terminology you use based on who is in the audience. Scientists might want to hear one perspective, business people another and younger vs. more experienced listeners will also have a different set of expectations.
You can have the most competent presentation but if your audience is not educated enough on that topic, they will not get your message.
So make sure to put yourself in the shoes of your audience at all times and imagine what you would want to hear, if you were listening to someone giving a speech on that particular topic.