Running to the nearest window and sticking my head out and yelling ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not taking this anymore.’
But I didn’t. I just stayed in my seat and suffered.
Suffered in silence from a speaker who talked and talked and talked.
It was evening and I was tired. The speaker started well, was affable and interesting but when he droned on for 9o minutes (an eternity) I was mad.
The speaker was so caught up in his speech he was oblivious to the discomfort and boredom of the audience.
He commited two cardinal sins in speaking – ignoring the reactions of the audience and going well over time.
So the next time you speak in public, don’t punish your audience.