This blank…what did he say?


Speakers loved to hand out information. One common type of handout has a key word or a phrase of information in a sentence purposely left blank. Throughout the speech, the audience just fills in the blanks.

Studies have shown that the very act of writing in these bits of information causes the brain to remember more easily. Of course the main problem is when audience members miss hearing this information. Then these same audience members begin to start asking their neighbors and distracts everyone around them. The result more information is missed.

The solution is to supply the answers for the handout, preferably at the bottom of the last page. You must tell your audience that if they miss the information of one of the blanks not to worry because you have included the answers. Don’t forget to tell them where to find everything.

Now give me your handout!