This article series shares eight show biz based entertainment techniques that will help you deliver more engaging presentations.
The entertainment industry excels at attracting and maintaining attention. A movie that cannot attract attention tanks at the box office. An unwatched TV show gets cancelled. Even the news isn’t immune. Unwatched news anchors are soon replaced.
Fortunately for the entertainment industry, it has two advantages.
The entertainment industry functions in an entertainment-obsessed society and it knows how to connect with viewers.
Most everything these days has become entertainmentized. We watch “reality” television. TV shows about fashion, home building, cooking, and housewives have become the norm. TV ads have become inseparable from the shows, and sometimes deliver more tightly written entertainments. Even court cases—think Casey Anthony in the summer of 2011 —have become entertainments. We even entertain each other on YouTube.
The entertainment industry knows how to connect with its audience.
Entertainment uses some pretty simple techniques to engage viewers. This article series will share eight of those show biz based entertainment techniques. You will be able to use them to attract attention, maintain your audience’s interest, and deliver more effective presentations.
In the next article in this series, The first of eight entertainment techniques for more engaging presentations, we will examine the need to reach learners emotionally. So places please for effective instruction. The action begins soon.