The Triangle Method

Speaking to large crowds of 100 or more people can be intimidating, especially when you do not know how to make effective eye contact with everyone in the room. This video focuses on how to make stellar eye contact by teaching you the Triangle Method.

WHAT PUBLIC SPEAKING QUESTIONS DOES THIS VIDEO ANSWER?

· How does eye contact differ between a small audience and a large audience?

· When is it appropriate to use the triangle method?

· Why is it important to look all three points of the triangle?

· What is the benefit of inverting the triangle?

· How can you give large audiences more personalized attention and eye contact?

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

So you’ve gotten the preparation in, you’ve done some training, and now you’re ready to deliver. These videos will help you know what to do during the speech.

We know that making eye contact with your audience is one the most important things you can do as a speaker. In another video, we talk about how eye contact helps convey honesty, but in this video I’m going to teach a method called the triangle method.

This method is really good for eye contact when you’re speaking to very large and vast audience, so audiences of about 100 people or more. When you have large audiences like that it’s really hard to make eye contact with every single person in the room, like you’d want to with a smaller audience. So what you should do in order to encompass the whole room with your eye contact is focus on the triangle.

I’m going to demonstrate this on screen. You can start at the bottom right hand area of the room. Later in the speech you move over to the side, and then up to the point of the triangle. By doing that you’ll project your eye contact to all those different areas of the triangle. If you’re doing really well with eye contact you can take that triangle and invert it upside down so you have corner, corner, and middle. By doing that you’ll cover your whole audience with a simple triangle.

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