What if we put the audience first?

Image of empty seats in a theatre

What if we stopped

… thinking of people as just number filling seats?

… focusing on how we look, where we’re putting our hands, whether people will like us?

… wondering whether this speaking engagement will lead to a new engagement, a new client, a new opportunity?

What if we started …

seeing the audience as individuals with hopes and dreams and problems and concerns?

… focusing on how we can help the audience, entertain them, inspire them, teach them something?

… thinking of ways to make this time—time that they will never get back—worth their while?

What if we put the audience first?

What might happen then?

Photo courtesy of Felix Mooneeram 

About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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