If you were to attend a stage presentation, which scenario would you prefer?
Presenter goes on stage and say Hi and then introduce himself, talks a bit more and go right into the subject.
There are smokes coming from the top and bottom of the stage. You can see someone walks to the centre of stage. The person starts drawing something on a big flip chart. When the smoke subsides, you see a big face crazy frog smiling at you. He then asks the audience a question.
What is your preference? I bet you would have chosen scenario 2. Why?
– it is unique, unlike the usual boring way of presenting.
– audience would feel curious and want to find out more. This gets their attention.
– The presenter asks a question: is my drawing funny? It engages the audience and they must come up with either a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer
The presenter has got the audience’s attention from the start – isn’t this hypnosis?