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Heirloom Handouts

If you want your audience to not throw your handouts away as soon as they walk out the door, concentrate on building up your skills learned in your public speaking course. To make sure they don't toss it means you have to give them a reason to keep it. I do this by strategically adding key reference material on EVERY SINGLE PAGE of the speaking handout. The material I use is specifically chosen for that presentation's audience.

The reference items might be web site addresses, important phone numbers, book titles, or even humorous material that applies to the audience's industry. Using what you learned in your public speaking course means that the information isn't put on one page at the back of the handout where that page can be torn off and the rest thrown away.
Don't forget to put your contact information on every single page to make sure they have a copy in case they do just keep one page.

 

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