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Famous Speech Friday: Amy Schumer shuts down a heckler

The Eloquent Woman

Both of these misogynistic hecklers did their work in the first few minutes of a powerful woman's talk, seeking to undermine her status and remind her of her more traditional duties as housekeeper or sex object, or both. There's so much to like and learn from this deft handling of a heckler.

How to handle a heckler

Speaking about Presenting

Most hecklers are made, not born. If people don’t feel listened to they will turn into hecklers. So the critical step to avoid making hecklers out of people in your audience is to listen. At the Presentation Camp in LA last year I facilitated a session on handling a heckler.

Steve Jobs handles an insult with grace

Executive Speech Coach

business presentations handle questions heckler insult Steve Jobs handled this insult and tough question well. Notice the long pause to think and demonstrate that he takes the question seriously. It would have been ineffective to answer quickly with a glib response.

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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.

How to Handle a Heckler | Public Speaking Training

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Handling the heckler: How to do it 4 ways

The Eloquent Woman

Hecklers are everywhere these days it seems!" Heckling can happen in all sorts of speaker settings and it's good to think through how you'll respond, so you can seize and defuse the heckler's main weapon: surprise. And while you're unlikely to experience the kinds of high-visibility heckling seen in recent days, there are still lessons to learn from the experiences of President Obama and Taylor Swift: Let the heckler show you what to do. In a two-week period when Rep.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Famous Speech Friday shared Amy Schumer's recent remarks that shut down a heckler who said, "Show us your t**s."

Maintaining composure as your top falls off.

Speak Schmeak

It''s part of our preparation to know what we would do if we lost our place, the computer shut down, or a heckler challenged us. Most speakers, no matter how experienced, still have the tiny thought in the back of their head: "What if something goes wrong?"

Robin Williams on the TED stage

Presentation Zen

At first the audience was stunned but then broke into uproarious laughter once they realized that the "heckler" was Robin Williams. At the 2008 TED Conference held in California, the BBC''s "The World Debate" set up a panel discussion to be broadcast worldwide from the TED stage.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Heckle this: Michelle Obama confronted a heckler--and won the exchange. Here''s my take on five things you can learn about handling hecklers when you speak.

The Epic Keynote - a Review

Speak and Deliver

I did enjoy reading 'Tips From the Masters' and 'Flashpoints' from Mark Sanborn, Joe Heckler, Patricia Fripp, Darren LaCroix, and many, many others. Yesterday, I reviewed several books I've read this year in my Win Anyway Blog.

The all-in-one on engaging your audience: 11 resources for speakers

The Eloquent Woman

As soon as you realize that speaking isn't just broadcasting with your voice and a microphone, you begin to consider engaging with audiences, from making them think and getting feedback from them to handling hecklers and simple questions. Getting really off-track with a heckler?

Silencers: In appearance v. content for women speakers, guess which wins?

The Eloquent Woman

There are all sorts of things that can silence a woman speaker, from audience or online trolls and hecklers to the conference organizers who keep her off the program.

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Observational Humor — Case Study # 114

Humor Power

A speaker said that a coach gave him three tips for dealing with a heckler and then charged him $40. And the secret to handling hecklers : Pay them $40. (A Using the $40 to pay the heckler for his silence.). We were told that to handle hecklers: Comment on what they are wearing. Last weekend I had a heckler: He was naked. Here is another look at an Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting.

Tough Crowd? 5 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool, and Collected

Duarte Blog

Have you ever seen a stand-up comedian confronted by a heckler? I love it when a new season of Downton Abbey makes its way across the Atlantic every January. But during the torturous months of waiting to see what happens next, I distract myself with a different British program: British Prime Minister’s Question Time.

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FSF update: Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 whistlestop tour

The Eloquent Woman

In Columbia she answers hecklers with what one observer called "a maternal bark." That's something any speaker can use today with a heckler. Among the clips are examples of how she handled the hecklers.

Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

I worried about the sound system, ambient noise, hecklers, drunks, lighting, sudden clangs, latecomers, and loud talkers, not to mention the nagging concern ''Is this funny?''.".

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How thick is your skin?

Speak Schmeak

I'm not asking if you know how to deal with hecklers or troublemakers in the audience. Last year I attended a conference where one of the speakers was Arianna Huffington.

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Handling the pressure onstage

Speak Schmeak

Here are a couple of articles about dealing with difficult audiences or hecklers: Heckle Schmeckle When audience members attack. I've spoken to several clients this week about their concerns with thinking on their feet.

How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month

The Eloquent Woman

Centuries later, as Gail Collins notes in her book America's Women , "pro-slavery hecklers claimed [Sojourner] Truth was really a man--an accusation frequently thrown at women who spoke in public." In Truth's case, the hecklers wanted her to bare her breasts to a group of women to prove she was not a man. Instead, she bared them to the entire assembly of men and women to prove her hecklers wrong and put the shame back on them at the same time.

Public Speaking - Too Much To Drink

Great Public Speaking

You could be faced with hecklers, disruptive and loud people, loud snoring sleepers, etc. Unless you are a comic who is very good at mild insult humor, you SHOULD NOT use heckler lines like: "Hey, buddy.

Public Speaking Presentations - Alcohol

Great Public Speaking

You could be faced with hecklers, disruptive and loud people, loud snoring sleepers, etc. Unless you are a comic who is very good at mild insult humor, you SHOULD NOT use heckler lines like: Hey, buddy. When you suspect you may have a problem because of a long cocktail hour, let the meeting planner know in advance that he or she should be prepared to tell the heckler that there is a phone call waiting.

Get More Laughs - Darren LaCroix: Book 34 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

Still, you''ll want to focus in on his ''10 to get 2'' concept, his excellent live exercises on the ''power of three'', his strategies in working with the audience, both as call back material and in dealing with hecklers, and his ''Triangle of Wow''.

Morgan’s 10 Holiday-inspired Rules for Public Speaking - Especially When Things Go Wrong

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you have a heckler who won’t shut up, go to him and stand facing the same way as he is sitting, right next to him or just behind him.    This will silence all but the most psycho of hecklers.  Over the years I’ve learned that there are no cosmic rules in Public Speaking.    There are answers to challenges and speaking problems – and then better answers. 

Famous Speech Friday: Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 whistlestop tour

The Eloquent Woman

In Columbia she answers hecklers with what one observer called "a maternal bark." That's something any speaker can use today with a heckler.

From the vault: 6 ways to speak about a contentious topic

The Eloquent Woman

Related posts: Speaking challenge: Deliver your mother's eulogy Graceful ways with Q&A Handling hecklers: How to do it Use the Evernote clip button, above, to save this post in an Evernote notebook or start an Evernote account.(If

Why Does “Real” Sell?

Speaker Launcher

Fire alarms, cell phones,technology failures, hecklers, etc. One of the greatest moments at this year’s Oscars was when Jennifer Lawrence, who won for “Silver Linings Playbook,” fell up the stairs on the way to her acceptance speech.

Famous Speech Friday: Sojourner Truth: "Ain't I a Woman?"

The Eloquent Woman

Hecklers tried to keep her off the program by claiming she was really a man , a common challenge at that time, as no woman could be expected to speak so well as a man. Many's the week when I've had trouble finding text of a famous speech by a woman, let alone a video or audio recording.

3 tips for when an audience member dominates Q&A

Speak Schmeak

Unlike a true heckler , the person dominating Q&A is not trying to put you down or make you look bad. Like a heckler, however, this person does want a lot of personal attention which, as the presenter, you cannot give at the expense of other audience members.

3 tips for when an audience member dominates Q&A

Speak Schmeak

Unlike a true heckler , the person dominating Q&A is not trying to put you down or make you look bad. Like a heckler, however, this person does want a lot of personal attention which, as the presenter, you cannot give at the expense of other audience members.

Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

How to handle a heckler. Last week I wrote about the challenge of the third era of presenting: the era of the audience. Kristin Arnold has written a provocative and intensely practical book Boring to Bravo on how to meet that challenge by encouraging audience participation.

Christmas gifts for speakers

Speak Schmeak

Carry your speaking gear in a "No Hecklers" tote bag ! And these items aren't just for the pros; I give the " No Hecklers " mini-buttons out to clients and audience members. Andrew Dlugan at Six Minutes posted an excellent list of Christmas gifts for speakers.

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).

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform

Pivotal Public Speaking

A heckler is in the audience; the overhead projector breaks; the allotted speech time runs out – these are just some of the panic-producing crises, interruptions, or distractions easily dealt with in this first-aid guide for business speakers.

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform

Pivotal Public Speaking

A heckler is in the audience; the overhead projector breaks; the allotted speech time runs out – these are just some of the panic-producing crises, interruptions, or distractions easily dealt with in this first-aid guide for business speakers.

Holiday shopping for the speakers on your list

Speak Schmeak

Fun and Useful Tools Document stand for your speaker notes To keep your audience engaged and stimulated, bring toys , toys , and more toys (I also like to give my tiny "No Hecklers" buttons to audience members.)

Public Speaking: Alcohol

Great Public Speaking

You could be faced with hecklers, disruptive and loud people, loud snoring sleepers, etc. Unless you are a comic who is very good at mild insult humor, you SHOULD NOT use heckler lines like: Hey, buddy.

Notes from #fwneloquent, my workshop for the Fabian Women's Network

The Eloquent Woman

Also useful are my tips on 4 ways to handle a heckler. One participant noted that, in addition to a room packed with women, there were "a lot of blokes" I''m still smiling about my session this week with the Fabian Women''s Network , which invited me to speak in London at Parliament.

What a fine Speaker!

Max Atkinson

In this gem, Betty Boothroyd interrupts the then prime minister, John Major, to put a heckler firmly in his place. Mr Speaker Martin’s stumbling performance as he read his statement out to the House of Commons yesterday prompted me to dig through some clips of a previous Speaker in action. Admittedly, she wasn’t reading a pre-prepared script, but the clarity and decisiveness of her intervention are nice reminders of what a very fine Speaker she was: Tags: speaker boothroyd

The all-in-one on graceful ways to handle Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

4 ways to handle the heckler will help with a questioner who wants to take over. Plenty of speakers can make it through their prepared remarks or presentations. But the question-and-answer session that follows can trip up even an expert speaker.