Can I have a plant in my audience?
Need a bit of reassurance? It’s perfectly OK to ask a friend or colleague in the audience to nod when you make eye contact to remind you how well you’re doing. A little validation goes a long way to making a good presentation even better. Similarly, to ensure a lively exchange or Q&A session, you can “plant” a participant to kick things off. To maintain a sense of integrity, be sure to pick someone who is truly interested in the topic and who participants would not expect to be the first to speak up.
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