Denise Graveline, a public speaking coach, former aide in the Clinton administration and author of the blog, “The Eloquent Woman,” encourages all women to make use of this line.

“There’s always that person who likes to needle you, is constantly trying to show you up or bait you,” she says. “The perfect way to deal with that person is to smile, be very non-anxious, don’t take the bait and say, ‘Oh Bill, there you go again.’”

If the line is well timed and delivered, everyone will laugh, which gets the rest of the room on your side. It also highlights the other person’s bad behavior without stooping to their level and getting enraged over small points. “It’s a way of calling out the other person without getting into the weeds. You’re not getting into the details saying, ‘Well, two paragraphs ago you said something wrong,’” says Graveline.

She adds that it’s crucial to stay relaxed when dealing with a loudmouth like Trump. “Generally speaking, you’re not the problem and the problem isn’t yours, it’s theirs. You need to be able to put the anxiety back in their laps,” she says. To help keep a cool head and replenish your energy levels, it’s best to spend some time alone before a planned encounter with the office bully.

There are also certain habits to steer clear of when dealing with someone like Trump, according to Caroline Goyder, voice coach and author of the book Gravitas: Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority. She says that Trump often exhibits “blamer” behavior, meaning that he’s quick to point fingers and accuse others of wrongdoing. But when a bully tries to shift responsibility for a problem on you, it’s important not to blame them back. “It doesn’t take you anywhere and both parties look equally bad,” she adds.

On the other hand, if women are too high-minded in their response, others may seem them as meek or timid in comparison with the office bully’s boisterous behavior. “You as an adversary have to match that energy without the blame,” says Goyder. “You have the emphasis, your voice has the same power, you have the same kind of passion. But you’re just doing it in a more reasoned way.”

She points to the advice of cognitive linguist George Lakoff, who says that it’s very important to avoid repeating the metaphors chosen by your opponent. “If you follow their metaphor you’ve lost, because they’re in control of the framing,” says Goyder.

Finally, public speaking coach Ruth Sherman says confident behavioral mannerisms can help you beat the office version Trump. Lean in when someone’s attacking you, look right at them, and don’t smile. This body language shows that you’re not intimidated by their bombast. She also suggests using a moderate tone to question a Trump-like blusterer on a few specific facts, which should help take the air out of their rant.

This same advice should work well for Clinton in the debate against Trump. And, fingers crossed, she’ll inspire women in the audience with some of her own strategies for defeating a mean-spirited, unfathomably popular bully.

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