Attention spans are short. Here is the "Wake em Up" way to keep the
audience's attention on you. After you have created your talk, go through it and make sure
that every 2-4 minutes you use some kind of attention gaining device.
You could increase your voice inflection, show a visual, hold up a prop, move
around the room, tell a story, throw out a one liner, write on a flip chart,
show a picture of your kids if you want to.
Just make sure that no more than a few minutes goes by between attention
gaining devices. The audience won't know you are using a technique on them, but
at the end they will say. Wow! That time sure went by fast!