1.Never ever present your case unless you control the playing field.
2.Limit public partcipation by:
a. Presenting before or during holidays.
b. Giving short notice whenever possible ..
c. Presenting early in the day and never when at all convenient for the public .
3.Always convince the ruling body to have more time in your presentation than given the opposition.
4.Always restrict or inhibit recordings and access.
5.Always pack the room with paid pro wind bodies.
6.Attempt to reschedule if any of the above conditions may not be present.