No matter how boring or interesting the topic – I’m never the person to go in and sit in the front-row. Even if it is someone I know, I’ll never sit at the front.
I’ll aim for the middle, never the front.
I’m always impressed by the people who go right up to the front each and every time, sitting there, waiting to listen.
Whether it is my presenting or me attending – lots of respect for those people – they fuel the speaker and energize the crowd.