Happy new year and much perseverance with your resolutions, especially those about discipline and public speaking training :D
There are ways to win over people. Usually it all boils down to offering them our attention ( I never "pay" attention, it's a free gift!)
When people, whether individuals, or groups such as an audience, feel acknowledged, heard and seen, and even better, loved, they are very likely to behave in a very friendly manner.
A simple way to prove our interest for people is to ask them questions about themselves, about their opinions or feelings.
Let's become interviewers !
Let's ask questions, let's reformulate the answer to prove that we have really paid, no offered attention, and let's make our point afterwards.
If we are prepared to give, we should receive.
If you have a particular subject you would like to be interviewed about in this session, please let me know.
As usual, I will do my best to combine harmoniously fun and work.
See you there! (please arrive at 6.45pm for a quick start at 7.05pm)