Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast: Season 4, Episode 2
Are you underestimating your audience? In today’s episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers podcast, I share four ways speakers underestimate their audiences and how to avoid making those same mistakes.
Length: 5 minutes, 7 seconds
Audience engagement is one of the superpowers I discuss in the book and one of the best ways to ruin that engagement is to underestimate your audience. When you don’t give the people who’ve come to hear you speak enough credit, you lose esteem in their eyes – or worse you insult them outright.
In this episode, I share the following four ways speakers underestimate their audiences and how to avoid doing them yourself.
- Underestimating their intelligence
- Assuming the audience is looking for faults in your presentation
- Assuming a lack of interest in the topic
- Assuming you need to know everything about your topic
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