Podcast: Don’t Underestimate Your Audience

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.

Podcast: Don’t Underestimate Your Audience

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Podcast Highlights

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

About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast

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The Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast shares information to empower you to be a better speaker and communicator. Carma Spence, the host of the show, shares her insights and knowledge on the topic, as well as interviews subject matter experts. The podcast is available in audio format on iTunes and beyond. New episodes are posted on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Is there a topic you’d like covered on the podcast? Would you like to ask a question about Public Speaking on the show? Send your suggestions and questions to charlies@dragonwyze.com and mention that it is for the PSSP podcast.

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About the author

Carma Spence, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Superpowers and turning their knowledge and interests into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Her website is CarmaSpence.com.