Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) 16th President of the United States
How to speak/present to a hostile public audience?
Well, that is a tricky question and something that is worthy of its own post. But my biggest piece of advice would be to acknowledge the concerns or opposing views of the audience fairly quickly. It doesn’t mean that you have to agree with them; however, in my experience, acknowledging the concerns of others goes a long way with people. Also, if you don’t acknowledge those concerns, they will almost certainly be raised in the Q&A and it could come across that you were trying to avoid the issue.
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Thank John. Great golden rule. Ignore this one at your peril!
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