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SPEAKERS: Questions about Questions. HOW. . ?

Updated: Apr 10

HOW Best to GET and ANSWER Them?

Questions & Answers Can be an Important Part of Your Presentation.

HOW Best To GET and ANSWER Them?

In Your Opening, Tell the audience WHEN you’ll handle questions.

  • At the appropriate Time, Don’t say, “Do you have any questions?”

  • Better to raise Your Hand and Ask, “What questions do you have for me?”

When Answering a Question:

  1. Look the Questioner directly in the eye.

  2. Finish a thought.

  3. Move your eyes to another person and finish a thought.

  4. Repeat till answered.

If You Don’t Move Eye Contact to Others:

  1. They could ask a Follow-up Question.

  2. You could answer it.

  3. You end up in a conversation and exclude others!

DON’T Stare!      NO ONE likes to be Stared at!

If Don’t Know or Can’t Remember Answer: NEVER

  1. Lie or Fake an Answer.

  2. Throw the Question out to the Audience.

  3. If You Do. . .

  4. You could lose control.

  5. Answers given may be wrong.

  6. Time Management Issues multiply.

  7. DO Say.

  8. “Catch me after the presentation and we’ll figure this out.”

With a Large Audience, and especially if No Mic for People asking Questions. . .

  1. Repeat the Question so All Hear It.

  2. Perhaps Paraphrase it.

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Pausing is a key component of presenting.

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