Very much appreciated this article. I find myself grinding my teeth to avoid shouting over rude participants during large meetings. People at all levels…unfortunately leadership tends to be the worst offenders…seem to think it’s appropriate to interrupt a speaker to voice their knee jerk opinion without the courtesy of waiting for a planned pause or specific Q&A time. Even worse, some leaders will put in their intellectual 2 cents and then have the gall to leave the room without waiting for a response. I’ll sit…sometimes for minutes with my hand raised to be recognized and can see the painful expression on the meeting leader’s face when she/he looks at me to acknowledge my desire to participate and we are both interrupted by some yahoo with the manners of a kindergartner.