Welcome to Season Two!
Dec. 1, 2020

Presenting to Hostile Audiences

Presenting to Hostile Audiences

With Dr. Frank Benest

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Are you about to walk into a contentious room? Do you want to win over an angry crowd at a public meeting? The best approach, according to former Palo Alto City Manager and columnist for the International City/County Management Association, is to try to get to know your opponents before you take them on in public.

Listen in and discover how you can:

  • Appropriately acknowledge opposing opinions
  • Comfortably move away from the podium 
  • Use the right kind of microphone
  • When it comes to visuals, keep them simple and impactful
  • Prepare to answer the questions you hope no one will ask
  • Keep your head up and stay loose under pressure
  • And more!