When you speak to groups regularly, you’ll come across a hostile audience every now and then. Now hostile is a bit of an extreme word to describe a non-reactive audience. Sometimes the audience is sleepy, bored, not paying attention or simply disinterested.
In this three part series, we’ll discuss what makes an audience hostile, some steps you can take to keep an audience from getting hostile and what you can do when you’re facing a hostile audiene.
So let’s start with what makes an audience hostile:
A number of things can cause an audience to get hostile. These things include: