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Managing a Team with Conflicting Political Views (Harvard Business Review)
Party allegiance is another element of diversity. A certain degree of conflict may be unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to be uncivilised. [...] Make clear that these conversations should only happen between team members who are willing and eager to participate.
To create a comfortable space for your employees, whether it's remote or in person, give them the option of a one-on-one meeting. It may be easier for them to speak candidly and communicate more openly when they don't feel pressured by an audience.
If you keep striking out, share your presentation style with trusted friends and mentors. Ask them for their honest evaluation, constructive criticism and feedback.