GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - We’ve all been on the receiving end of a boring lecture, but what if you’re the one who has to give the presentation, and you don’t want to be THAT guy?

The scary part is, new studies suggest adults have a hard time paying attention for more than seven to 10 minutes at a time.

So, how do you engage your audience and make a lasting impact -- every time?

Deirdre Van Nest is a certified world class speaking coach, and she joined us on KARE 11 with four simple strategies to engage your audience every time.

Four simple strategies to engage your audience:

1) Keep it conversational

2) Give them an experience

3) Get them thinking about themselves

4) Give them one quick strategy