My success rates just plummets to 0 at loud venues. No matter how loudly I shout out the words, someone from the target group disengages and maybe even walks away. Others notice this, break engagement in a domino like effect.
I tried to get around the problem, by leaning in, I can usually engage a 3 set, but then I am leaning in, tipping my hand in opinion openers, which also telegraphs interest, and sets of a chain reaction.
Here are my questions:Are opinion openers a fool's errand at a loud venue?
What's the best alternative? Humor openers?