Tag Archives: Q&A

SpeakerQuestion: How do I go about concluding a Q&A discussion?

All too often, a question and answer session ends with the speaker or emcee saying: OK, we are out of time No more questions, let’s move on Well, that’s it Consider using these two tips next time you facilitate Q&A: … Continue reading

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SpeakerQuestion: Can I have a plant in my audience?

Need a bit of reassurance? It’s perfectly OK to ask a friend or colleague in the audience to nod when you make eye contact to remind you how well you’re doing. A little validation goes a long way to making … Continue reading

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Questions? Not Just for the End of the Presentation

A daylong conference is often filled with long speeches, big meals, and a sprinkling of breaks.  Guaranteed, there will be times when the audience drifts away from being completely attentive.  In fact, recent research tells us that day dreaming occurs … Continue reading

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SpeakerQuestion: What are the absolute DO NOT’s when you step up to speak?

There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to public speaking, but here is a secret that can absolutely change the level of engagement with your audience. As you invite your listeners to ask questions or make comments, DO … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: Eight Steps to a Successful Q & A

Q & A is often the most valuable part of a presentation — it invites dialogue, provides feedback, and, when properly handled, allows you to conclude on an energetic and powerful note. Consider these eight steps to conducting a successful … Continue reading

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First Question, Please: 3 Tips for Managing Q & A

You’ve finished your presentation and you nailed it.  You told your story and conveyed your points clearly and persuasively.  There’s a pause.  It is time for the all-important Q & A – a chance to further engage your audience, hear … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #53: Extend the Conversation

Continuing the conversation after delivering prepared remarks engages your audience and extends the impact of your message Take a few minutes to listen and respond to listeners’ questions and insights. You’ll gain a much deeper understanding of your audience in addition … Continue reading

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