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

The Eloquent Woman

I hear two problems here: Last-minute changes and over-preparing. My sense is that looking back, it knocked him off course slightly.

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

The Eloquent Woman

But is it an advantage? How do you weigh whether to agree to Q&A versus a formal speech? This is a great question for you to ask the organizers.

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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 […]. 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.

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How to stop a boorish Q&A Hog in 3 easy steps

More than PowerPoint...

I recently attended a terrific, high-powered panel presentation that unfortunately became hijacked by what I’ll call “a Q&A hog.” Move it along.

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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 [.].

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.

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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? It''s a win-win. Then ask again. Invite questions in a more specific way. "I''m

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

Speak and Deliver

Brad Phillips Crisis Communication interviews Media Interviews Newspaper Interviews Podcast Interviews Q&A Radio Interviews TV Interviews Webinars

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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. Q&A scares a lot of speakers.

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

The Eloquent Woman

The under-12 daughter of a friend, watching old Burnett shows, couldn''t believe that one person was behind all those characters. We talk politics.

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. 2) Anticipate Questions.

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. Do you overprepare for speeches? Like new media tools when you present?

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. Encourage questions.

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. If you're not sure exactly what that audience member is asking, ask for more information. That's a great question.

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. Wendy Hanson shared her interest in podcasting.

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.

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?

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?

3 tips for when an audience member dominates Q&A

Speak Schmeak

Unlike a true heckler , the person dominating Q&A is not trying to put you down or make you look bad. How do you handle this needy person?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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. Programs

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. Programs

“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].

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.”

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. Sometimes, meetings are no place for democracy. You know what? It is just you.

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3 tips for when an audience member dominates Q&A

Speak Schmeak

Perhaps this person has several questions that go on and on, or perhaps she doesn't have a question at all and tells long stories. Then move on.

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? That's why I recommend."

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

Communication Steroids

by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on January 20, 2011 You can’t live through a Q&A without hearing it. It may happen on the first question.

more on handling difficult Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

Dealing with Difficult Questions" covers the "steady stream" of persistent questions, as well as those that are off-topic or confrontational.

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

Related posts: How to listen to audience questions Graceful ways with Q&A Are you a member of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook ?

Podcast: Q&A on Presentation Preparation

Communication Steroids

Here’s how he did it. Tweet this video! Communication Steroids on Facebook Instant Download: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills! Check it out!

Making the Most of a Q&A Session

The YouBlog

SO MUCH POTENTIAL — for good and bad — lurks in a typical Question & Answer period. Do you say, "Any questions?" " remark.

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. That anxiety seems to take several forms.

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The passionate scientist: Doing Q&A like Neil deGrasse Tyson

Presentation Zen

Stop thinking that every time you stand up to say something you are making a speech—because you're not," says Toogood in The Articulate Executive.