Audience Interaction is Easier Than You Think - Part III Q&A
Speak and Deliver
MARCH 1, 2011
Worse yet, the last question (or, in the case of some audiences, sarcastic statement couched as a question) in your time allotment might be so far in left field, or elicit enough crowd response, the participant effectively gets the last word and the lasting impression, instead of your message. Time the Q&A to take place earlier in the speech, allowing you 5 minutes or so to wrap up. When you restate the question, consider reframing it at the same time. Call Time-Out.