Does speaking to a challenging audience seem like being fed to the lions?
Even at the best of times, audience emotions can determine the success of your presentation. At the most difficult times, audience emotions can make or break your credibility.
I'm from post-earthquake Christchurch, currently the kiwi capital of earth-shaking emotions.
Some audiences so worked up, so worried, frustrated and angry, that many cannot hear what is being said to them - even things said two or three times.