It will be no surprise that your credibility with an audience is strongly linked to how they feel about you. And—again no surprise—they’ll develop that feeling very early, often in seconds, sometimes in the first couple of minutes. Try these two suggestions.
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.