This throws newbie speakers off their game
A major challenge for newly minted speakers is how to handle things that aren’t in the script.
Hecklers, computer malfunctions, rude people, car horns, birds anything that wasn’t planned often throws people off their game.
A tenured teacher has seen and experienced it all. They become masters of handling situations like this.
A teacher from New York told the story about a particular student…
“One day, he saw a young woman outside that he wanted to talk to. So, he walked over to the window and climbed out. Fortunately, the classroom was on the first floor. I was so shocked, I just watched him do it. He climbed out the window, walked over to the girl, chatted a bit, and then (I take this as a testament to his interest in my class) he headed back towards the window to return to class. I waved him off and told him to go use a door like a human being. He came back and I went on with class.”
What would you have done if someone climbed out of your window?
Or perhaps a baby is crying through the dinner?
Someone is talking on their cellphone?
A waiter drops a serving tray full of dishes?
(all have happened to me during a presentation)
If handled right, it will only position you as a dominant leader, if handled incorrectly, it will all but guarantee you a poor close.
Roberto did a whole training on how to handle hecklers (and other distractions) when you’re doing dinner with the doctor or any chiro related talk.
It’s only available in The Chiro Speaking Club, find out more here:
Onward and upward,
Jeff “Sterling” Paro
The Chiro Speaking Co.
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