Get a Response
This chapter explains two concepts that form the foundation of a successful and fearlessly given speech:
1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies
“THREE RULES OF WORK”
|1.||Get an immediate response from your audience.|
|2.||Structure what you have to tell them with a beginning, a middle, and an end.|
We'll learn some useful techniques for getting feedback from your audience with an initial response. Then we'll study a simple planned presentation with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Finally, we'll practice linking the two.
What do I mean when I ask you to get an immediate response from your audience?
A response is feedback—an indication that your listeners have received the thought you just expressed. It's an acknowledgment that they heard, understood, and are continuing to listen with interest.
There are many ways of getting a response, and we will discuss them in this chapter. You can ask a direct question, make a startling statement, tell a story, show a picture or use a prop. Your feedback can take the form of spoken answers to your question, it can be