Public speakers are often told to focus on their audience.
However, if they do not know who the audience is, then what are they supposed to talk about? Audience centeredness means that public speakers should have a clear understanding of who their target audience is before delivering a speech. In this blog post, we will discuss four strategies for more effective public speaking engagements. Strategy #: One Strategy: Strategy one is to have a clear understanding of who your audience will be. This means obtaining background knowledge about the members of your audience and how they relate to the topic at hand. If you are speaking on an educational subject, then knowing that it may reach some parents or teachers would benefit you in writing portions for them. Knowing if there are any religious preferences in the room can help when crafting arguments around those beliefs as well. The more information public speakers know before their speech begins, the better prepared they will be throughout. Useful tools for this strategy include Google Forms, Polls and surveys with questions tailored toward identifying what type of people might attend an event such as yours (e-mail list