When should speakers choose Q&A format versus a speech?

The Eloquent Woman

It''s commonplace now for speakers to be presented in an interview format--no formal remarks, just questions and answers with a moderator or interviewer. But is it an advantage? How do you weigh whether to agree to Q&A versus a formal speech?

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Reader Q&A: Over-preparing & last-minute speech changes

The Eloquent Woman

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How to Have an Excellent Q&A Session During Your Presentation

SketchBubble

No matter how seasoned a speaker might be, the one thing that can usually strike fear and panic into just about anyone is the dreaded Q&A session. And it makes sense, because no matter how prepared you are for the rest of your presentation, the Q&A hands over that control to the audience members. Or […]. The post How to Have an Excellent Q&A Session During Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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5-Question Q&A about the freelance writing business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Recently I was interviewed about the freelance writing business. The information will not be available online, but I have posted here the questions I was asked and my answers to them. Marketing Your Services

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Sign up now for Tuesday's Q&A call!

Speak Schmeak

Quick reminder: The next AskLisaB coaching Q&A call is January 11 -- have you submitted your question? If you'd like to know what the calls are like, you can get a free taste here. Sign up now to participate in the next call at 10 a.m. PST on Tuesday, January 11. Then mark your calendars for the same time on the second Tuesday of each month. You don't have to be live on the call -- all subscribers will receive a recording and all resource materials after the call.

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Losing your fear of Q&A: 7 reframes and tactics

The Eloquent Woman

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Awkward Silence during Q&A – Presentation Advice

TJ Walker Interactive

Don’t let a lack of questions during Q&A defeat you. TJ Walker, founder of The Pitching Well and Public Speaking consultant, offers some suggestions on what to do when you finish your financial pitch or business presentation and the audience doesn’t ask a question. For more advice on Public Speaking and Pitching check out [link]. For [.]. Pitching Public Speaking Skills Video pitching advice public speaking

From the vault: Got lots to say? Save it for the Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor''s note: This 2010 post is a process I use for my own presentations: Start by planning the Q&A first, then work on your formal content. It''s a great way to look smart when question time rolls around.)

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@DrSalGainsbury asks: "No, seriously. What if the room is silent during Q&A?"

The Eloquent Woman

@RaganComms @dontgetcaught Good tips for prevention - but what should you do in the moment? Sally Gainsbury (@DrSalGainsbury) September 4, 2013 A couple of weeks ago, Ragan Communications reprinted my post on a common speaker''s concern: What if nobody asks a question? I took the approach I usually take with issues speakers raise about what might happen during a talk or presentation: If you can anticipate it, you can plan a way to deal with it. It''s a win-win.

Book 10 of 52 in 52: The Media Training Bible - Brad Phillips

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Guest post: 5 Tips for Conquering Q&A

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

“What Questions do you have for my answers?” – Henry Kissinger. When roles are reversed, and audience members are handed the microphone, many public speakers turn a brighter shade of purple. But this article will outline 5 practical steps for beating Question & Answer Sessions, and help you leave the stage as victor. But first, the preliminaries: Questions and Answer sessions have become routine with many forms of public speaking and will often be expected by a host.

Audience Interaction is Easier Than You Think - Part III Q&A

Speak and Deliver

In Part I of this series, I talked about how to get Group Response. Part II covered Inter-Audience Interaction. Today I'll cover one of the biggest challenges a speaker faces - the dreaded Q&A - Questions & Answers. Speeches that involve Q&A are more common than you might imagine.

Famous Speech Friday: Carol Burnett's live audience Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

Actress and comedian Carol Burnett, whose popular television variety show ended in 1978, is most well-known for her slapstick skits and performances, all played for laughs.

The all-in-one on graceful ways to handle Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

Plenty of speakers can make it through their prepared remarks or presentations. But the question-and-answer session that follows can trip up even an expert speaker.

When should speakers ask questions during Q&A? 6 options

The Eloquent Woman

You know the usual course of events: The speaker gives her presentation, there's applause, and then it's open for audience questions. But speakers don't have to limit themselves to the A in Q&A. In fact, I'd recommend judicious use of questions when these situations arise in news conferences, conference calls or standard presentations and speeches: To clarify a cryptic question: Let's face it: Most questions are brief efforts to encompass big issues.

Sign up now for Tuesday's Q&A call!

Speak Schmeak

Quick reminder: The next AskLisaB coaching Q&A call is January 11 -- have you submitted your question? If you'd like to know what the calls are like, you can get a free taste here. Sign up now to participate in the next call at 10 a.m. PST on Tuesday, January 11. Then mark your calendars for the same time on the second Tuesday of each month. You don't have to be live on the call -- all subscribers will receive a recording and all resource materials after the call.

Speechwriters Conference Debrief 4 of 4: Q&A Session

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

By listening to the Q&A you’ll hear comments and opinions about many aspects of the first day of the Ragan Speechwriters conference. In this fourth and final edited highlight from the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable call, we hear from the callers who had comments and questions. Helping me respond to callers questions is MasterCard VP Douglass Hatcher. By listening to the Q&A you’ll hear comments and opinions about many aspects of the first day of the Ragan [.]

Next AskLisaB Q&A call is 12/14 -- and it's FREE!

Speak Schmeak

This Q&A-based subscription call-in program runs once a month and will address all your public speaking questions. You have questions? I have answers! My next AskLisaB Q&A call is Tuesday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. PST , and it's FREE.

Next AskLisaB Q&A call is 12/14 -- and it's FREE!

Speak Schmeak

This Q&A-based subscription call-in program runs once a month and will address all your public speaking questions. You have questions? I have answers! My next AskLisaB Q&A call is Tuesday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. PST , and it's FREE.

3 tips for when an audience member dominates Q&A

Speak Schmeak

How many times have you sat in the audience during the Q&A portion of a presentation (either live or on the Web or phone), and felt frustrated by one audience member dominating the questions? Unlike a true heckler , the person dominating Q&A is not trying to put you down or make you look bad.

Will Your Q&A Session Make or Break Your Next Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Most presentations benefit from a question-and-answer session (Q&A). Audience members appreciate this time to get clarification, share comments or ideas, and get deeper information on key concepts. However, because the Q&A feels less formal than the main presentation, many speakers neglect to prepare for this time. In reality, the Q&A requires just as much preparation as any other section of your talk. Following are seven tips for a successful Q&A. Encourage questions.

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.].

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.].

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.].

How not to conduct Q&A

Speak Schmeak

(For some reason, this video is no longer showing up, so you can find it here.) Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. How exactly is this an "excellent question?" Could he have waited any longer to express his "respect" for Senator Clinton? Could he perhaps NOT have laughed at the joke and instead defused the situation by insisting on respectful language?

Have you submitted your questions for my next Q&A call?

Speak Schmeak

You have questions? I have answers! My next AskLisaB Q&A call is Tuesday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. PST , and it's FREE. But sign up now , because those who get their questions in first get their questions answered first!

Have you submitted your questions for my next Q&A call?

Speak Schmeak

You have questions? I have answers! My next AskLisaB Q&A call is Tuesday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. PST , and it's FREE. But sign up now , because those who get their questions in first get their questions answered first!

“Public Speaking Expert Q&A”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Bank of America has posted its interview with me: “Public Speaking Expert Q&A: Giving speeches that help grow your business.” ” The article appears in BoA’s online Small Business Community: [link].

New MICE.net article: Q&A

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

There’s a new issue of MICE.net magazine on the streets. This issue, my column questions the ancient convention of Q&A (the event kind, not the Tony Jones TV show that sends Twitter into hyperdrive). Sometimes, meetings are no place for democracy.

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3 tips for when an audience member dominates Q&A

Speak Schmeak

How many times have you sat in the audience during the Q&A portion of a presentation (either live or on the Web or phone), and felt frustrated by one audience member dominating the questions?

Graceful ways with Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

Two readers recently posed questions about what to do when your presentation veers off-track because of audience questions? Put another way: Is there any way to get the audience in line with your presentation? You'll need to float like a butterfly, not sting like a bee.

That's a GREAT QUESTION! Not. | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

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Are you ready for your next Q&A session?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I just finished coaching a client for a big Q&A session. In particular, I focused on coaching the executive to improve his question-and-answer skills with international audiences. The a-ha moment for my speaker was: “Preparing for a Q&A takes at least as much work as preparing to give a major presentation.” Truer words were never […]. Career info International speakers Presentation skills

more on handling difficult Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

We've been talking about ways to handle audience questions when they seem to push your presentation off-base, and here's a post from Sandy Kaye's Self Leadership Coaching Blog that furthers that discussion.

Super Q&A from Confessions webcast

Speaker Confessions

Did a webcast earlier this week to 500 folks about topics from Confessions. I went back in afterward and grabbed all the questions from the chat room during the talk and answered them all here. Lots of good stuff in there – it’s currently one of the most popular posts on my site

Got lots to say? Save it for the Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

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Podcast: Q&A on Presentation Preparation

Communication Steroids

Making the Most of a Q&A Session

The YouBlog

SO MUCH POTENTIAL — for good and bad — lurks in a typical Question & Answer period. But before I give you my thoughts, let me ask you how you handle these: · Do you finish your presentation with a slide that says "Questions & Answers" and just go from there? ·

Good on your feet: Non-anxious ways with Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

Most speakers think about fear and public speaking as it relates to their part of the presentation. But when I train speakers or watch them in action, t he real anxiety seems to kick in--and trip them up--when they take questions from the audience.

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Q&A with From Mountains of Ice author

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Q&A with Lorina Stephens, author of From Mountains of Ice 1. What inspired you to write this novel? That’s easy to answer: honour. More specifically, a man’s honour, what it means, how it defines a man, how it places him in his society. That probably sounds pretty esoteric, angels on the head of a pin thing, but [.].

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