To an unsympathetic eye, disrupting a meeting can come across as mob rule. The power of the public filibuster depends on:
- Framing the tactic properly.Calling it a “public filibuster” helps lend the kind of legitimacy recognized by reporters and the broader public.
- Carrying out the action in a positive, dignified and respectful manner
Your tone, bearing and presentation should be above reproach. Be honest, expressive, polite and on-message. Focus on the issue at hand, not the person trying to run the meeting. And show some compassion for the chairperson, whose position of power is being challenged.