Boring to Bravo

Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action

Kristin Arnold

90-plus practical tips for engaging and interacting with an audience. Drawn from her extensive experiences as a nationally recognized speaker and master facilitator, Kirstin Arnold's proven techniques will help you transform any presentation into a powerful, interactive experience.

With this user-friendly guide, you will learn how to take a collaborative approach to the communication process so that you can connect and converse with the members of any audience. Arnold's powerful audience-centered "Interactive Insights" cover the spectrum of practical presentation techniques:

- Setting an interactive tone before you start
- Using Twitter/text messaging to engage your audience
- Involving audience members with a specific task
- Personalizing your language for your audience
- Making eye contact--even with a large audience
- Taking polls and running Q&As
- Recovering from humor that falls flat
- Facilitating conversation
- Creating accountability for action to occur after your presentation

Kristin Arnold has the experience, the wit, and the foolproof methods to take your ho-hum presentation to the next level. By incorporating just a few of the authors tips, you will dramatically improve your ability to engage, involve, and inspire your audience to action. Read and use Boring to Bravo and your audiences will demand an encore. Bravissimo!

Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CMC, CSP, is one of North Americas most accomplished high stakes meeting facilitators. An accomplished author and keynote speaker, she is on a crusade to make all events in the workplace more engaging, interactive, and collaborative. One of the first women to graduate with high honors from the US Coast Guard Academy, Arnold earned an MBA from St. Mary's College of California and finished her twenty-year career in the US Coast Guard Reserves as an internal consultant. She divides her time between Phoenix and Prince Edward Island.