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Kidmin Talk #091 - November 30th, 2016

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Duration: 00:53:50

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Engaging Your Audience

Welcome to the 91st episode of Kidmin Talk, the webcast show hosted by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist. Listen here on Kidology or subscribe via iTunes to listen on-the-go with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or other mobile device.

SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by Johnny Magic School of Magic + App

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW TODAY:

 

SHOW NOTES:

STARTING STRONG

  • Don't Demand Attention - Capture It
  • Value of eye contact
  • Memorize yoru opening
  • Audience Participation
  • Leave the stage
  • Turn Spectators into Participants

DEALING WITH DISTRACTIONS

  • "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance" - Johnny Magic
  • Address in advance when possible
  • Acknowledge distractions and bring the audience back
    • MAGIC Tips
    • M = Memorize Your Opening
    • A  = Add pauses for impact
    • G = Go into a power pose
    • I = Include a personal story
    • C = Control your hands

OTHER POINTS

  • Know your audience
  • Don't rile the kids up and then scold them!
  • Character Traits needed with speakers:
    • TEACH
    • T = Trust
    • E = Enthusiasm
    • A = Authenticity
    • C = Courage
    • H = Humility
      • Humility isn't thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less often.
  • You have a spotlight, turn it toward others.

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