Have you ever wondered what it would be like to summit the highest peaks on the planet, explore the deepest regions of the ocean or even rocket into space to travel among the stars? Speakers bureaus such as Leading Authorities can take you there – through expertly crafted event series featuring adventure speakers who have been there, done that.
But what is it about those presentations and speakers that keep us on the edge of our seats and make us feel like we were there on the adventure ourselves? Read on to discover the secrets of a riveting presentation.
The venue is extremely important when creating an atmosphere in which an exciting tale is about to be told. There must be enough seating for the expected number of people in the audience, and that audience needs to be able to clearly and easily hear and see the speaker and the presentation. To ensure this, there must also be adequate facilities to support lighting and sound equipment.
While the story itself may be exciting without the aid of music or video, using multimedia strategically throughout the presentation can definitely enhance the audience’s experience. Lighting alone can help set a mood but a professionally produced introductory video can help set the tone for a high-quality, polished presentation. Photos from the adventure itself can help the audience members visualize the experience, making it even more vivid.
When it comes down to it, a great speaker can enrapture listeners whether it’s around a campfire or in an arena. An unskilled speaker may have a slick production team in their corner but the presentation will still fall flat, even if that speaker has the most interesting experience in the world to talk about. The setting and the production are important but the speaker is the crucial element in creating an unforgettable presentation.