Suppose you are giving a talk, or some sort of presentation, and every now and then you ask a question, in order to give the audience an opportunity to take part in the discussion. Now, it often happens that, after asking a question, complete silence occurs in the room.
I find the sentence
Don’t all shout at once.
a great way of breaking the silence and making the atmosphere slightly less formal, thus making people less stressed about asking a question.
What would be the right translation of this sentence to German? Alternatively, how would an equivalent statement in German sound?