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5 Tips for Connecting with Your Audience

 

 

Lights...camera...action! The research is done; the presentation complete; the audience assembled; now it's your turn to take the spotlight. You might be thinking, I'm ready, now I just need to connect with the audience. Whether you're talking one-on-one with a reporter, hosting a webinar, or giving a keynote speech at an industry event, what can you do to boost your confidence and wow your audience?

Here are 5 tips for connecting with your audience:

1. Custom Fit like a Glove

"One size fits all" is nice in theory, but it's not very realistic. Before you print that PowerPoint, understand what your audience is looking for. What information are they expecting you to provide? What are they hungry to learn? Should you use industry jargon or avoid it altogether? Tailor your messages, your tone, even your delivery style to fit each audience. Taking time to customize your presentation can mean the difference between making a connection and getting a cold reception.

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5 Considerations for Your PR Launch

You've spent months and years of your life on it, and you're finally ready. You're ready to launch your new company, product or service to the world. But how do you ensure that the right people notice? Many ingredients make a successful PR launch – a generous dose of time, a sprinkle of creativity, and most of all, intense preparation on all fronts.

Here are 5 Considerations for Your PR Launch:

1. Define Your Objectives

The launch that sizzles catches the right attention, especially journalists’ attention. But prior to getting the limelight, it is critical you define your goals – do you want to elevate the profile of your new CEO or highlight the company’s new innovative new product? Do you want to showcase your industry or technological leadership? Your objectives will determine and shape the strategy and tactics used in your launch, whether it is special events, press conferences, tradeshows, or media/analyst tours.

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5 Ways to Grab the Media Spotlight at CES & Other Shows

 

Tradeshows are like marathons. They aren't for the faint of heart. The biggest ones, like CES, run for six days and are packed with early mornings, late dinners, bustling business exchanges, and constant industry buzz. Tradeshows are also popular, albeit noisy, forums for promoting your company, your successes, and your messages. But how can you make sure that your company is not swallowed up by the sea of vendors vying for mindshare and media attention?

Here are 5 ways to grab the tradeshow media spotlight:

1. Be Prepared

Months before the doors open and the crowds pour in, your PR firm can work in close coordination with event organizers to uncover media opportunities for you -- from inclusion in tradeshow dailies to exclusive invitations to media events. Plan your releases so they can be pitched weeks in advance, not days. Now is the time to enlist the expertise of PR pros to refresh your message, update your media kits, and get your executives interview-ready.

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