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. This is a great question for you to ask the organizers.

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

The Eloquent Woman

I think it's anticipatory stress, leading to an impossible-to-win effort to create the "perfect" presentation, the one that will answer all questions, cure all diseases, and prevent all naysayers from rising to their feet.

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5-Question Q&A about the freelance writing business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The information will not be available online, but I have posted here the questions I was asked and my answers to them. Recently I was interviewed about the freelance writing business. 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? In December, questions answered included how to exude confidence, standing out in the crowd, speaking off the cuff, and the "right" number of slides. 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.

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Reader Q&A: What if the audience already knows everything I have to say?

The Eloquent Woman

And in an elliptical way, it also may be a way of expressing the fear of getting a question to which you don't know the answer: If the audience already knows everything you're going to say, won't they ask questions that push well past that limitation?

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

The Eloquent Woman

It''s a great way to look smart when question time rolls around.) A question about "Was I gesturing too much?" Another question, "What should I do with my hands?" Make sure you leave half your time for questions, and decide what to hold in reserve.

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How long do you plan for Q&A?

More than PowerPoint...

Q&A — questions and answers — is my favorite part of any business or training presentation. But just how much time do you plan for questions and answers? I find that professionals will often ask more detailed and specific questions based on their work experience.

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

More than PowerPoint...

Q&A Hog, defined: an annoying creature that rambles incoherently during the Question and Answer period of a presentation. The hog typically takes up to 5 minutes to ask the presenter a very specific or off-topic question that no one in the audience has any interest in discussing.

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

Communication Steroids

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

The Eloquent Woman

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? But getting no questions is a strong fear for many presenters, sometimes based on experience. Pause and smile and scan the room before you assume there are no questions. Invite questions in a more specific way. "I''m create an opening for a particular type of question or feedback.

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

Speak and Deliver

Section IV: Answering Tough Questions Phillips ATM method of answering questions - Answer, Transition, Message - is my biggest takeaway from the book.

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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. 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. It entails giving the audience members opportunity to reply to the material you’ve been presenting by having them ask questions.

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

The Eloquent Woman

But when I think of Burnett as an adept public speaker, I think of the question-and-answer sessions she used to open her shows, all of them recorded in front of a live audience. There are scores of these question sessions from The Carol Burnett Show , which ran for more than a decade.

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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. 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. That's a great question.

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

The Eloquent Woman

But the question-and-answer session that follows can trip up even an expert speaker. Handling Q&A with grace and ease--rather than getting rattled by questions or that answer you can't put your finger on--is a sought-after skill, from the boardroom to the lecture hall.

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

Speak Schmeak

You have questions? But sign up now , because those who get their questions in first get their questions answered first! This Q&A-based subscription call-in program runs once a month and will address all your public speaking questions. I have answers!

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

Speak Schmeak

You have questions? But sign up now , because those who get their questions in first get their questions answered first! This Q&A-based subscription call-in program runs once a month and will address all your public speaking questions. I have answers!

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

Speak Schmeak

You have questions? But sign up now , because those who get their questions in first get their questions answered first! This Q&A-based subscription call-in program runs once a month and will address all your public speaking questions. I have answers!

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

Speak Schmeak

You have questions? But sign up now , because those who get their questions in first get their questions answered first! This Q&A-based subscription call-in program runs once a month and will address all your public speaking questions. I have answers!

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Speechwriters Conference Debrief 4 of 4: Q&A Session

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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. 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.

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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? In December, questions answered included how to exude confidence, standing out in the crowd, speaking off the cuff, and the "right" number of slides. 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.

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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? You will immediately nip in the bud the first kind of dominating questioner.

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

DeFinis Communications

Most presentations benefit from a question-and-answer session (Q&A). Encourage questions. When you ask for questions, smile and talk into or lean toward the audience. Use an open-ended question. What questions do you have?” implies that the audience has been listening and will ask questions. Asking, “Does anyone have a question?” Ask a question of your own. Repeat each question. Answer each question to the entire audience.

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. 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

Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. 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

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

Persuasion: Preparing Spokespersons to Handle Sensitive Questions

Speak to Lead

you saw what can happen when the spokesperson is not properly prepared to handle sensitive questions. Coaching a Client Crisis Response Media Training Message Development Persuasion Question & Answer Techniques Staying in Control media training persuasion Q&A techniques spokesperson training tough questionsIn the previous post, Interview Prep: Was spokesman being honest or just nervous?,

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? Let me just say you want questions --it's a sign the audience is engaged and expectant that you have answers to issues important to them.

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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? You will immediately nip in the bud the first kind of dominating questioner.

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How not to conduct Q&A

Speak Schmeak

How exactly is this an "excellent question?" (For some reason, this video is no longer showing up, so you can find it here.) Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. 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?

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. Related posts: Graceful ways with Q&A How to listen to audience questions.

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New MICE.net article: Q&A

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

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). There’s a new issue of MICE.net magazine on the streets.

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How to Handle a long winded questioner during Q&A | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Are you ready for your next Q&A session?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

In particular, I focused on coaching the executive to improve his question-and-answer skills with international audiences. I just finished coaching a client for a big Q&A session. 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

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

The Eloquent Woman

A question about "Was I gesturing too much?" Another question, "What should I do with my hands?" But there's something to be said, I think, for leaving a lot of facts to emerge during the question-and-answer session.

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

The Eloquent Woman

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. I've seen some speakers act almost affronted to get questions (prompting my list of 17 reasons to welcome audience questions ).

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Video Q&A’s with Zen-master Garr Reynolds

Duarte Blog

Garr Reynolds popped by the office a bit ago, and we thought it’d be fun to answer a few of the most popular questions people ask. Tags: Delivery Design Interview Video garr reynlods questions

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Super Q&A from Confessions webcast

Speaker Confessions

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

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Q&A – Don’t lose control of your presentation

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

When you finish on “So, are there any questions?”, No Questions. Most commonly, nobody has a question. Anybody have a question?&#. “Surely someone has a question. Alternatively, someone does have a question.

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Romance in the Workplace

The Communication Blog

4.12.2010 Romance in the Workplace Heres an interesting Q&A that updates some of the thinking on office romance. Each of the questions will, I suspect, make for great class discussion. Impolite Questions, What Are They? Categories: romance in the workplace , workplace romance 1 comments: Anonymoussaid. This quiz doesn't seem to be available? Can it be posted again? 7:41 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.