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Adjust To Audience Size – Rich’s Rules for Influence # 6

January 22, 2018

Adjust for situation and audience size…

Rich Drinon Leadership Communication

Rich's Rules TitlecardI’m fortunate to have extensive training, experience and a gift for communicating with people in a variety of settings.  Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way about communication and influence with various size groups.

So far this series has emphasized the importance of sending a matched message vs. a mixed one in order to be understood and believable.  Harmony between your body language, tone of voice and word choices also supports you in being more persuasive.  One additional challenge is that your matched message must also adjust to fit the setting from an individual conversation to leading a small group meeting to making a larger audience presentation.

When you move from addressing a smaller audience to a larger one it’s helpful to shift your body language from relaxed or composed to more open, expansive, animated or perhaps even exaggerated.  As audience size grows, in order to be…

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