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Five Pointers on How to Engage Listeners in 10 Seconds

| May 26, 2017

By Kreskin
Mentalist

 

NEW YORK — When appearing on radio, TV or the stage, I have to engage the audience in seconds. It’s similar to the challenge of attracting a listener when they turn on the key to the car.  Here are five techniques that have been proven to work for me for decades:

1.  Surprise. Yes, many people know my act but I work surprises in to every show. If you saw me last month they will not see the same show this month.  Surprises generate word of mouth and repeaters.

2. Passion and energy.  If I am not interested in what I’m doing, no one else is.  Many “acts” that have long tenure fall into the trap of going through the motions. Audiences only remember that the performer seemed bored – a bad memory.

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