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Open the topic up to the group, so that everyone has a chance to participate.

Examples:

“Let’s hear what other people might be thinking…”

“Does anyone see this differently?”

“Whom haven’t we heard from yet?”

The Over-Eager Audience

Everyone’s talking at once, and you can’t hear a word that anyone in your group is saying.

How to address the problem:

Take charge of the room – tell people that everyone will get a chance to talk, but that you’d like them to speak one at a time.  If you have to, choose an order for the speakers, saying “First we’ll hear from Kiran, then Mira and lastly Emma.”

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