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Q & A in Presentations

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Each time you make a presentation, you have a decision to make about how to handle questions. Q: Which option is best?

15 Minutes - Including Q & A - A Book Review

Dahle Communication

I am sure most of you have asked a simple question: "Why are these presentations so bad?" Start with a hook. Revolutionary?

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How you Handle Q & A Determines Your Presentation’s Success

SpeakerSue Says...

Most people are nervous enough about having to stand up and make a presentation. It’s no wonder so many people dislike even the thought of having to make a presentation! Hope is not a strategy! Don’t leave Q & A for the end. Let’s say you’re asked a hostile question. Move on!

How will you handle your Q & A?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Now, it’s time for the Q&A. If you’re like many speakers, you view Q&As in one of two ways: you dread them, worried about being caught off guard, or you breeze through them, thinking that the “real work” is behind you. But don’t make the mistake of treating Q&A lightly.

Why has British political oratory been banished to the sidelines?

Max Atkinson

The demise is neither mourned nor noticed and yet the absence makes for duller politics – politics at a distance. … 'This is the first generation of national politicians without a single orator, a single mesmerising speaker. There is not one who can cast a spell. a) Not my fault! Who says I'm 'declining'? HERE ).

Politicians and broadcasters in the UK: collaboration or capitulation?

Max Atkinson

Now that the rights to my book Our Masters' Voices: the Language and Body Language of Politics (1984) have reverted to me, I'm planning to republish it with additional material on, among other things, how British political communication and media coverage of politics has changed during the past quarter of a century.

What do Liberal Democrats expect from the 'return' of Dr Death (aka David Owen)?

Max Atkinson

Surprising, yes, but I don't know if 'return' is the right word for someone who left the Labour Party to form a new one (the SDP) that would be ruled by one-member-one-vote, only to ignore his own party's majority vote to merge with the Liberals in 1988. On that basis, Owen may well have been ahead of his time.

0% of viewers remember all the points made in a BBC PowerPoint-style news presentation

Max Atkinson

I'd been invited to talk about PowerPoint to the Council of the Management Consultancies Association between the starter and the main course, with a Q-A session scheduled to take place after the diners had finished eating their main courses. How much is that as a proportion of GDP? What reason does he give for that?

What if no one participates?

Speak Schmeak

One of the concerns I hear from speakers is "What if I ask a question and no one responds?" Don't take it personally. Be prepared. And so forth.

What if no one participates?

Speak Schmeak

One of the concerns I hear from speakers is "What if I ask a question and no one responds?" Don't take it personally. Be prepared. And so forth.

BBC Radio 5 Live interview on the TV election debates

Max Atkinson

I would normally be far too modest to post a clip of myself appearing on a radio show (?). But Jason Blackwel l asked me via Twitter if I could make the BBC Radio 5 Live interview I did a few days ago available for people like him who are based in the USA.

Boris Johnson's Sunday morning meeting with Eddie Mair

Max Atkinson

Vivid evidence of the damage a politician can do to himself was provided yesterday morning on a TV show in which interviews play a major part, and where the producers' best hope is that an interviewee will say something - or, better still, say some things - that will attract much wider media attention than the show normally enjoys.

20th 'LibDem' blog in the 2010 Total Politics poll

Max Atkinson

As I said then, ' I can only assume that the votes came from people old enough to remember the days when I was invoved as speech advisor/writer/coach to former LibDem leader Paddy Ashdown - and who think (incorrectly) that I carried on in a similar capacity with all the leaders since then'. continued HERE ).

Dr Cable's 'medical' diagnosis of our economic problems

Max Atkinson

I've just been doing some homework preparing a course for some high-powered economists next week. And it's probably no coincidence that, unlike most of his political opponents, he's one of the ever-decreasing number of MPs who actually had a proper job outside politics before becoming a full-time politician. 'As

Do interviews ever deliver anything but bad news for politicians and boredom for audiences?

Max Atkinson

The big story was latched on to by quite a few commentators, including the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson, who noted in his blog that: “.