Use cliffhangers

It’s like showing the murder at start of film: the rest of the film is about HOW did it happen?

Of course, your “cliffhanger” needn’t be as sensational as the ones in the movies. Whatever you foreshadow, and promise to come back to, will stick in the mind of your audience.

Speakers can have such a lot of fun with what playwrights call the ‘Choreography of knowledge’.

Think what questions your audience will be asking at every moment.

It’s the basic soap opera sequence. And the same neuroscience applies to the short-term memory of waiters, apparently.

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