If you need to distribute handouts during your talk, bring more than enough copies. Recruit volunteers to pass them out at the right time. You can also tape secret messages under people’s chairs for retrieval at a key moment during your talk, or have audience members hold up color-coded cards to give you feedback in real time, or give them all a prop to interact with, such as a product prototype.
And if you’re trying to create external buzz—about a launch, for example—post your slides online along with any videos or photos that support your presentation. Downloadable digital assets like these will make it easier for journalists, bloggers, and fans in social media circles to write about your talk. If appropriate, use webinar or streaming technology to further increase your reach even more.