Lecture and Public Appearance Tips from Dr. Andrew Elkwood
April 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Noted New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Elkwood is invited regularly to speaking engagements and lectures throughout the country. In recent years, Dr. Elkwood has appeared on CBS News, Discovery Health Channel, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Andrew Elkwood has also been a featured speaker at the 1991 Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast Meeting in New York City.
With extensive public speaking experience, Dr. Elkwood understands well the necessities of such engagements. The following tips outline helpful information for preparing and executing a successful lecture or informational public appearance.
1. Do your research to identify your audience. If you do not assess to whom you will be speaking, it is likely that your talking points may be misdirected or even counterproductive. While your subject matter is likely concrete, cater your tone, style, and overall presentation to the audience you will be addressing.
2. Make sure to stay away from textbook-like speeches. Instead, incorporate imagery, real-world connections or talking points that can be exercised throughout the appearance. This will keep your audience members involved and interested in what you have to say.
3. It is a good idea to assert no more than three to four major talking points. This will allow for maximum impact and absorption of key information.
4. Make the audience think. Creative measures such as problem solving exercises, situational examples, or reflective questions can aid in achieving this goal.
5. Always rehearse or go over your presentation beforehand. Regardless of what format you may be utilizing, your message will be better received if your presentation is smooth, prepared, and error-free.