We have just finished our amazing tour of Australia with Presentation Secrets and I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed connecting with you in person. It was so touching to hear your stories of how attending a Presentation Secrets event has helped you to make some great changes to your life.
Speaking and running events is like any other business in that from time to time and despite the best planning and intentions there will be times when you will encounter a problem at an event;
maybe nerves overcome you,
your tech lets you down
or there is a difficult audience member who is distracting the rest of the group.
How do you deal with these kinds of problems and regain control of your audience? Let’s look at what kinds of problems may arise at speaking events
Occasionally you will experience an audience member who is working to a different agenda to you. They might appear disinterested, maybe behaving disruptively…returning late from breaks or they could be the ‘smart alec’ who disagrees with everything you say and thinks they know better.
Having one of these types in your audience can be really disruptive for the rest of the group. It is counterproductive to try and deal with this from stage so when this happens at one of my events, I ask one of my crew to have a discreet word with the audience member outside during the next break.
Have you ever experienced any problems at events you’ve organised or spoken at? How did you manage the situation at the time and in hindsight, would you do the same again? Please comment and share your funny or disastrous story and tell me what happened next?