076: MMM - On the SASI Method, Part Two
For the next few weeks, we're talking about the SASI Method.
SASI = SPACE, AUDIENCE, SPEAKER and IDEA.
These four elements are essential in preparing for a talk. And today's topic is about AUDIENCE.
We have to think carefully about who is walking in the room - and what they're walking in the room WITH. Baggage, preconceptions, little sleep, aggravation, distraction, excitement - and on and on.
And it is our job as a speaker to meet them where they're at.
And THEN (only after meeting them where they're at) can you ask them to come along with you to your vision and your ideas. And THAT takes a very generous spirit as a speaker. It's about THEM, not us.