Guest post: 5 Tips for Conquering Q&A

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

He never took the insult personally, refused to retaliate and instead, by focusing on the solution to the question, he never got angry (surely the response the audience member was hoping to elicit). “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.

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Answering Q&A questions and the path to wisdom…

More than PowerPoint...

might yield a helpful response from your audience or allies. Ah, Q&A. The “question and answer” portion of your presentation, where anything can happen! Instead of dealing with a Q&A hog , let’s say someone in your audience asks you a brilliant question. It’s timely and topical! It’s directly related to your content! At this point, your answer can fall into three categories. Hey, I know all about that! I don’t know, but I can find out. I don’t know.

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

DeFinis Communications

limits the response to a yes or no answer and may end the Q&A before it begins. 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.

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Q&A Tips for Speakers – How to Turn Terror into Triumph

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

It’s true that you can never anticipate every possible query, but you can make time to rehearse your responses to the most likely ones. These emotions lead to that uncomfortable tumbleweed moment when the presenter asks “are there any questions,” and gets silence in response.

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Persuasion: Preparing Spokespersons to Handle Sensitive Questions

Speak to Lead

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?, you saw what can happen when the spokesperson is not properly prepared to handle sensitive questions. Mr. Hallor appears to me to be a likeable and competent.

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

The Eloquent Woman

or "Are you most interested in men's responses to the survey or women's?" 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.

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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. 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.

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Making the Most of a Q&A Session

The YouBlog

It's to give your audience a chance to get your response on things that may be of interest or concern to them. SO MUCH POTENTIAL — for good and bad — lurks in a typical Question & Answer period.

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

Speak and Deliver

Section II: Message and Message Supports One of the main reasons we talk to the media is to get OUR message out, but it isn''t their responsibility to do so - it''s our responsibility to make sure all we communicate is the message we want out there. Brad Phillips Crisis Communication interviews Media Interviews Newspaper Interviews Podcast Interviews Q&A Radio Interviews TV Interviews Webinars

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

Communication Steroids

A hackneyed response. It’s an easy response, but not a thoughtful one.

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Speaking off the cuff

Speak Schmeak

My first response to this question is that you can still be prepared! Clench and unclench your hands and feet a few times under the table to get your blood flowing and provide a mini-relaxation response.

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