In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by David Loy
On this week’s episode, I’m addressing a listener question on how you can become impervious to insult and keep the attention of your audience.
I realized by watching other comedians that some would have more problems with hecklers than others.
- Generally, hecklers keyed in on the performers who had a more arrogant attitude or a pushy demeanor. I’m not saying they were that way, but that was the perception of the audience.
- They were also more likely to put out a vibe where people wanted to challenge them.
- I decided that I wanted to be friends with the audience.
There are things in your profession that you will always have to deal with.
- The same rules of comedy apply to great teaching, for instance.
- Keep a list of things that could occur during your presentation and decide in advance what you’d say if they happened.
- Take a good, close look at how you present. What do you do physically?
- Moving unexpectedly to a different area of the room will grab listeners’ attention.
Tune in to hear Andy’s secret for handling a situation where someone is nodding off or focusing on something else, and find out how he gets their attention and keeps them from being a distraction.
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