Introduction to Audience Engagement

What you’ll learn to do: Identify the role and importance of your audience

In order to achieve the key objective identified by TED Conference curator Chris Anderson—the transfer of an idea—a speaker must effectively engage audience members. What is the role of the audience? How do they influence your preparation? How do you keep the audience engaged? In this section, we’ll discuss techniques you can use to capture and maintain audience members’ attention and ways to incorporate interaction without losing control.