Peter Quarry and Eve Ash discuss ways to make presentations more interesting for audiences. Rather than presenting a topic solely as a lecture, they suggest presenters switch gears to re-engage a drifting audience, through asking questions, making use of visuals and drawing on a conversational approach to the audience. Research shows this improves audience comprehension and retention of a topic.
Rather than “boring” or “confusing” an audience Peter Quarry counsels engaging people through switching gears, and increasing audience participation, which generates better comprehension.
Peter Quarry presents research and points to maintain interest:
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Peter Quarry