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Presentations: When to Take Questions

Manner of Speaking

Questions from the audience are an integral part of most presentations and speakers should look forward to them. Questions So what to do?

Email Etiquette meets I Love Lucy: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

Then, I start responding to my key emails and by the time I’ve finished writing one or two emails, my box is full again.

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Answer W5 before writing your next email

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

An excerpt on email writing from  Harness the Business Writing Process  and from  Harness the Email Writing Process. know those who primarily write short messages sometimes feel that following the writing process will add significantly to the time they spend writing email messages. W5 preparation, research and organization.

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Answer W5 before you write your next email

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

An excerpt on email writing from  Harness the Business Writing Process  and from Harness the Email Writing Process : I know those who primarily write short messages sometimes feel that following the writing process will add significantly to the time they spend writing email messages. W5 preparation, research and organization.

Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

One thing that did not come up was cultural email differences. It takes just a few seconds and not only shows courtesy and manners but sets the best tone for the email. It doesn’t matter if your 20 or 70 or if your recipient is, begin at least your first email of the day to that person with a greeting. 2. Courtesy.

Moderators, skip the well-worn panel path with 14 creative themes and questions

The Eloquent Woman

What ifs: Moderators can push envelopes with "what if" questions, taking panelists beyond their prepared remarks. What if you had."

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Words and phrases to never use in email. Ever.

SpeakerSue Says...

Don’t use the phrase, “Hope this helps” in an email. On the other hand, if you want a laugh (and you don’t mind a bit of obscene language), read ScaryDuck’s post: A bit of email etiquette. ” Stay away from asking someone to “Call if you have questions or concerns.” No problem?

The unexpected question: How speakers should prepare

The Eloquent Woman

The unexpected question--the one that comes out of left field and floors the speaker--doesn't just happen to you. It did not work out that way.“The

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Heaps of questions were asked and despite three breaks for questions, I didn’t get to answer all of them. Miscellaneous questions.

What are your questions about presentations?

Executive Speech Coach

What questions do you have about presentations and public speaking? What questions do you have? But I will try to answer your questions as best and helpful as I can. Post your questions in the comments and I will address them in a future blog post. look forward to your questions. Maybe I can help you.

Before you recycle that presentation: 5 questions

The Eloquent Woman

Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before you pull that tried-and-true slide deck out for another use: How many times have you given this talk?

Email Responding

The Communication Blog

discusses the often encountered problem of sending someone an email and not receiving a response. Even when you don’t ask a direct question, you expect a response of some kind. At least an acknowledgement that the email was received. You can’t possibly answer every email you receive. email responding to email

How to Write the Best Subject Line Ever

SpeakerSue Says...

How about using a “thought-provoking” question? So what can you do to write the best subject line ever? Don’t sell.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Heaps of questions were asked and despite three breaks for questions, I didn’t get to answer all of them. Miscellaneous questions.

Are you Scaring Your Prospects at Trade Shows and in Email?

SpeakerSue Says...

No one frightens qualified prospects and interested people away knowingly. But what you may not know is…. “How are you today? Do you need X?

How To Prepare For An Interview + 15 Job Interview Tips

Matt Eventoff

Days and weeks before. 1) Practice interview questions and answers – Since first grade you have heard that practice makes perfect.

Reader question: What to do when the audience buzz distracts you

The Eloquent Woman

Share your question in the comments. Recently, I asked readers to share an answer to "What are you looking for here about public speaking?"

How NOT to write an “I’ll get back to you” email

SpeakerSue Says...

Instead of asking a simple question on the RFP or on the phone, the sales person is taught to say, “ And, I’ll have that for you within 24 hours ” (or whatever). The question is, who is she getting the points from? This is exactly how not to write an “I’ll get back to you” email. Thank you.

Dump the Mystery Shop to Build More Sales

SpeakerSue Says...

” Me: “What’s the first question they’re being told to ask?” Questions – customer-centric questions!

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4 Questions You Need to Answer in Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4 Questions You Need to Answer in Your Presentation Everytime you speak you must answer four questions for your audience. This addresses the question of purpose and relevance. This addresses the question of direction. This addresses the question of detail. Email This BlogThis!

The New-Form Press ReleaseTakes Talent, Tone, Timing: Question is will client take this risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  They compose a sticky subject head on the email to increase the odds that it is opened.    That too could be changing. 

10 Biggest Email Pet Peeves of 2013

SpeakerSue Says...

Yes, I wish that was a rhetorical question! Getting an email that ends with: Your thoughts? Multiple question marks. No hello.

5 Questions to ask before you start to write your non-fiction book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The next question to ask is what. Print (newspaper, magazine, billboards and so on), direct response marketing (a form of print), opt-in email advertising, online (Google, Facebook and other social media ads, banner ads, multimedia ads), radio and television, and so on. The next question is where , as in where are your readers located.

A False Positive When Selling

SpeakerSue Says...

So what are the questions you’re comfortable asking? My client invited me to skype into her sales meeting. – lead. And it did.

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Do you over-explain? 5 speaker tricks for using data, details wisely

The Eloquent Woman

You'll look even smarter if you save some to reveal in response to questions. Not sure what the question's really about? Answer.

10 Warning Signs that Your Team Needs to Update Their Email Selling Skills

SpeakerSue Says...

Here are 10 warning signs that indicate your emails are past the Use by date: Fake rapport: Opening an email with something like, How are you?

Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

One thing that did not come up was cultural email differences. It takes just a few seconds and not only shows courtesy and manners but sets the best tone for the email. It doesn’t matter if your 20 or 70 or if your recipient is, begin at least your first email of the day to that person with a greeting. 2. Courtesy.

Email Etiquette: Proverbs and Productivity

SpeakerSue Says...

So, as a leading authority on email etiquette and productivity ( Power Sales Writing - McGraw Hill; How to Say It To Sell It! received an email from a client marked !! Admittedly, I could pick up the phone to see if she is in her office and if I thought the question she asked was !!, I would. Proverbs are cool. To me, !! Really?

Questions, Anyone?

Speaking Of...

I'll have one hour to show and discuss Power Point slides, and answer questions. Here are my top tips on how to run a question and answer session. Time your session--know how long you plan to speak, and how much time you'll allow for questions. Never end a session with a question and answer.

The Persuasive Email: 3 Quick Tips

SpeakerSue Says...

If you could change one thing about the way other people write emails, what would it be? When I ask that question during my sales writing workshops, I hear everything from: be concise. answer all my questions. don’t make me guess which email you’re responding to. More than that though, a pattern emerges.

Speakers, you *can* say more in less time than you think. Really.

The Eloquent Woman

Save it for question time, and make sure to end your formal preso early so you leave the audience wanting more. The time difference?

Sell with Email? 9 Top Tips

SpeakerSue Says...

Answer the question they’re (silently) asking: Will reading this profit me any way? 3. If you’ve left a voice message or sent a previous email and they haven’t responded, consider not mentioning it. How do you create a message that gets read? Be being strategic. The subject line has to be meaningful to them. Then, 4.

Email Etiquette for Sales People

SpeakerSue Says...

Friends send me appalling emails all the time. But the really bad one: (Background: The sales person first sent the email and sales proposal to an incorrect email address, using.com instead of.org.) The sales person had attached a copy of her original message, the one with the wrong email address, to that message. Thanks.

Hulk Hogan v Gawker - Yet another company was reckless in email communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is, they will prowl through the email. skilled lawyer can interpret any email in any way to support the client's case.

Regain your Zest for life! « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Be Selfish Do It Regain your Zest for life! ’ His reason?

Why your email fails to get results – and what to do about it

SpeakerSue Says...

The prospect was in a “time crunch,” she said, and didn’t appreciate being “threatened” by the email. Please let me know if you have any questions at all! Why emails fail to hit the mark. When the situation is difficult, email is a tough communication tool to use (see above). Hardly! Better?

6 Ways To Counteract Your Audience's Short Attention Span

Professionally Speaking...

Ask lots of questions. Our brain processes a question differently than a straight declarative statement. Make your presentations shorter.

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Attract more customers: 4 must-apply ideas to improve your email

SpeakerSue Says...

If you’re using email to prospect (and who isn’t these days?) or just to connect, consider if you’re (inadvertently) forcing them to reject your offer. Here are  4 must-apply ideas to improve your email: 1. When you write, use this one: What do I want to accomplish with this email? And write good email.

Email Etiquette: Establish the rules to win the game

SpeakerSue Says...

One of the most often asked questions at my email etiquette, productivity and protocol workshops is: What’s the best way to close an email? And if I could answer that question, I would. . It’s not that I don’t have my opinion. Anyone who knows me knows better than that. In other words, it is a land mine.

Becoming CEO via Text Message

Matt Eventoff

The single biggest question I hear, whether from a political or business leader, centers on “I want to use social media like Obama.&#. My second question: “Do you have $750 million to spend?&# What does this have to do with your question? How do social media such as Facebook, Twitter, texting, etc. figure into this?