Hecklers, the original backchannel

Speak Schmeak

Heckler: One who tries to embarrass, harass, and/or annoy someone speaking or performing in public with gibes, questions and objections. And hecklers will heckle when you don't have control of the room." ~ Greg Fitzsimmons, comedian, writer, producer "A heckler's a guy.

Speak Schmeak is the blog of public speaking coach Lisa Braithwaite: Hecklers, the original backchannel

Speak Schmeak

Heckler: One who tries to embarrass, harass, and/or annoy someone speaking or performing in public with gibes, questions and objections. And hecklers will heckle when you don't have control of the room." ~ Greg Fitzsimmons, comedian, writer, producer "A heckler's a guy.

When audience members attack

Speak Schmeak

Here are a couple of resources for dealing with true hecklers and tough audiences: Heckle Schmeckle Tough Topics, Tough Audiences Dealing With Hecklers (a compilation of suggestions from subscribers to SpeakerNetNews.com).

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The Epic Keynote - a Review

Speak and Deliver

Atkinson seems more intent on compiling wisdom than chronicling her own. I did enjoy reading 'Tips From the Masters' and 'Flashpoints' from Mark Sanborn, Joe Heckler, Patricia Fripp, Darren LaCroix, and many, many others.

If you're a professional speaker, who is your customer?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  I've misplaced the original source of this list, so apologies to the compiler -- and thanks.    If you are the compiler and see this, please send me a link to you and I'll add it in!  Lou Heckler (motivational, management training, customer service; louheckler.com) ??Regina I often blog that the way to a successful speech is via the audience -- in other words, start with understanding your audience, and make the speech about its issues.