Presentations: When to Take Questions

Manner of Speaking

Questions from the audience are an integral part of most presentations and speakers should look forward to them. Questions mean that the audience is interested and wants to know more. Many inexperienced speakers take questions at the end of their presentations.

2012 213

Question everything

Speak Schmeak

They''re both about ways of dealing with negative thinking; the first, turning the negative into positive, and the second, asking questions to validate or invalidate your negative perceptions. Image by Ivan Vicencio I apologize for the spotty blog posts over the past couple of months.

2013 186

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Tulia Lopes

Presentation Guru

In this occasional series, The Guru’s Big Five Questions, we have asked some of the best minds in the world of presentations the same five questions about their inspiration, their hopes and their role models in the ever-changing arena of world-class presenting.

2018 74

How to open your talk with a question

Speaking about Presenting

He starts by asking a question. When I watched his presentations over the weekend of New Zealand Toastmasters conference here in Wellington, I started to see that asking a question , seemed to be Mohammed’s “go to” method for starting a talk.

2017 171

Marketers - Headlining Your Content with a Question

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But one tactic that isn't well know is to headline that content with a question. In a recent analysis of 912 million blog posts, BuzzSumo and Backlinko found out this: Articles which headlined with a question rather than a statement generated 23% more shares.

2019 56

The Communication Blog: Impolite Questions, What Are They?

The Communication Blog

2.15.2011 Impolite Questions, What Are They? We all know an impolite question when we meet one. They’re easy to recognize when you’re the person asked the questions; not so easy to recognize when you’re the one asking the questions. One way of looking at impolite questions is in terms of positive and negative face. So, an impolite question would be one that attacks a person’s positive and/or negative face needs.

2011 143

C-Level Presentation Tip #7: Anticipate Tough Questions

Professionally Speaking...

TIP #7: ANTICIPATE TOUGH QUESTIONS. This can be a landmine in senior level presentations because most presenters don't spend adequate time preparing for questions. When you are preparing your presentation write down every question you can think of that might be asked.

2013 163

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Florian Mueck

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

2017 83

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Oscar Santolalla

Presentation Guru

In this unique series, The Guru’s Big Five Questions, we have asked some of the best minds in the world of presentations the same five questions about their inspiration, their hopes and their role models in the ever-changing arena of world-class presenting.

2017 62

How Can You Improve Your Sales? Ask These Questions

Presentation Guru

… Understand your Audience Listening Skills Pitching Questions Sales presentationIf there’s one key learning that will improve your sales conversations, it is this: Sales is an iceberg, not a mountain.

2018 58

Are you answering your audience's #1 question?

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever been in the audience when a speaker was "preaching to the choir?" You understand and support the cause, so you don't need to be convinced?

2013 207

Feeling horny. Reflections on questions inspired by a Middle East taxi

The Presenter's Blog

Asking your audience a question can cue them back into your presentation, but if the audience aren’t expecting it, a silent collision can result. He had a Old Testament ability to keep on miraculously parting the traffic, and once I came up out of the airline brace position, I realized that there was a definite schema to all the tooting; a schema that can be applied to asking your audience a question. The silence isn’t caused by the audience being unable to answer your question.

2013 155

Question your thinking to communicate more clearly

PowerPoint Tips

Here are some questions you can ask yourself. Questions. What questions are you bringing up — and trying to answer? Do you need more information to truly answer the questions? Do you have experience that helps you answer those questions?

2012 180

ON QUESTIONS

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Professional and public speakers before delivering their presentations to any group, need to ask many questions of the program chair so that their material is relevant to that audience. those speakers who ask many questions prior to an engagement are more successful at the platform. (C)2009 Here are a few to consider: Who will be attending this program? sexual mix, age range, work titles) What are the goals and objectives of this meeting/program? What results do you expect from me?

2009 100

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Philip Collins

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

2017 62

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Simon Morton

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

2017 61

Questions about questions in your presentation

Executive Speech Coach

presentation skills seminar public speaking questions NEXT Public Seminar June 24 in Burlington Sign up now to take advantage of the early booking discount. Read the program outline for more imformation [link] Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

2014 48

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Timo Sorri

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

2017 56

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Jim Harvey

Presentation Guru

In this unique series, The Guru’s Big Five Questions, we have asked 30 of the best minds in the world of presentations the same five questions about their inspiration, their hopes and their role models in the ever-changing arena of world-class presenting.

2016 63

ON QUESTIONS

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Professional and public speakers before delivering their presentations to any group, need to ask many questions of the program chair so that their material is relevant to that audience. those speakers who ask many questions prior to an engagement are more successful at the platform. (C)2008 Here are a few to consider: • Who will be attending this program? sexual mix, how many,age range, work titles) • What are the goals and objectives of this meeting/program?

2008 100

Your questions about the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program answered!

Speak Schmeak

I''ve gotten some good questions about the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program and I thought I''d post them here in case you have the same questions! _ There will be lots of options for sharing your speaking experiences and questions and getting feedback from the group. _

2013 195

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Nigel Barlow

Presentation Guru

In this unique series, The Guru’s Big Five Questions, we have asked 30 of the best minds in the world of presentations the same five questions about their inspiration, their hopes and their role models in the ever-changing arena of world-class presenting.

2016 58

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Question your own authority

Kate's Voice

You need to question what you are doing and be willing to study your own behavior. Research has shown that the best way to stick to a plan is to be self-interrogative rather than self-affirming. In other words, new year’s resolutions don’t really work by themselves unless you examine your resolve. I find it interesting […]. Miscellaneous conversations discussion engagement listening

2015 146

Pause before you answer the question because.

Executive Speech Coach

Why do lawyers pounce on the witness to answer the question quickly? That means when you are answering tough questions during your presentation, pause before you reply. Most importantly, prepare for these tough questions when you rehearse your presentation so you aren’t blindsided by them. business presentations confidence handle questions technical presentationsBecause they’re hoping for a visceral response. One that is incriminating and can’t be retracted.

2015 55

Handling the question that mustn’t be answered

The Presenter's Blog

“ Where do you go with a question like that? Sometimes as presenters, questions are put to us such as the famous “have you stopped beating your wife” example, that are based on false prepositions. Pause before you answer questions. From a thinking-time perspective it gives the opportunity to consider the question and check that it’s basis is factually correct. Expose questions that you shouldn’t answer.

2011 116

Enlighten with a question

Pivotal Public Speaking

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” quotations enlighten inspiration question” – Decouvertes.

2012 52

How to Handle Tough Questions | Presentation Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized how to answer questions presentation training public speaking training tough questions

2013 52

5 Popular PowerPoint How-To Questions Answered in One Place

Duarte Blog

The post 5 Popular PowerPoint How-To Questions Answered in One Place appeared first on Duarte. Illustrated by Noah Smith. PowerPoint is one of the most misunderstood Office software products on the market.

2018 65

Are your questions just an excuse to talk about yourself?

Speak Schmeak

During my recent workshop on business networking at the World Tea Expo , there was a discussion about asking questions. Everyone agreed that open-ended questions are important in getting to know the people you're talking to, and building the foundation of a relationship.

2012 176

How To Prepare For The Unexpected Questions

Presentation Guru

As presenters, many of us have been caught off guard during the Q&A section after a presentation. In this article, Jim gives a detailed list of the importance of rehearsal and preparation, and the necessity for speakers to anticipate what their audience may ask.

2016 74

What Questions Are you Answering?

Speak and Deliver

She's not much of an independent speaker, but is more than willing to answer questions, if I ask: me: What is this? Took a couple questions, but eventually, she went off on her own to tell me a story of sorts. Check in with them during the speech with rhetorical questions.

2011 55

Questions, Anyone?

Speaking Of...

I'll have one hour to show and discuss Power Point slides, and answer questions. Here are my top tips on how to run a question and answer session. Time your session--know how long you plan to speak, and how much time you'll allow for questions. Never end a session with a question and answer. Be creative and entice people to stay before you answer questions. End the question period with enough time left to do this. Questions Question-Answer Session

2009 40

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

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Tags Q&A That’s a GREAT QUESTION!

2011 79

Give Brief Answers to Tough Questions | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training questions

2013 52

Are you ready for coaching? Ask yourself these questions.

Speak Schmeak

Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if you're ready for coaching. If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, you're ready for coaching! You're finding yourself responsible for more and more presentations at work.

Coach 187

Would 9/11 be different today? MIP asks a compelling question

Dahle Communication

Brett brings up the question of what would happen if the 9/11 attacks were attempted today. I think its an amazing question when you consider how much technology has changed. I just think it is an amazing question to ask. ( image from the cover of The Economist magazine ).

2011 161

Prompt Your Audience to Respond: Ask Questions!

DeFinis Communications

And they often use powerful questioning techniques to help them prompt audience involvement. . Let’s look at the direct and rhetorical question to see how these tools can help you keep your audience engaged. . Ask a direct question. The direct question—one in which you are looking for a verbal response from audience members—is a reliable technique to use with a small group of fifty people or less. Ask a rhetorical question.

2009 120

Five Essential Questions to ask Yourself

Presentation Zen

Dean Ryan’s central message is that developing an ability for asking good questions is key to one’s path to success and fulfillment. "I I would urge you to resist the temptation to have answers at the ready and to spend more time thinking about the right questions to ask,” he says.

2016 82

Want to Get Booked to Speak? Answer Five Questions Correctly to Dramatically Increase Your Odds!

Succeed Speaking

Having assisted thousands of meeting planners and working with many of the world’s best speakers since 1999, I believe it comes down to how effectively you answer FIVE questions that every prospective client is asking. Have any questions? It’s no secret that there are LOTS of “professional” speakers — at least 10,000 or more — bidding for speaking engagements these days. How do you stand out from the crowd?

2012 181

How to Answer Tough Questions in Meetings | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training tough questions

2013 52

Presentation Question Time – How to Make The Most of This Opportunity

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I have noticed that many speakers dread the traditional Presentation Question Time slot at the end of their presentation. Fear of being asked difficult questions. Fear of nobody asking any questions. The importance of presentation question time. Audience questions play an important part in most educational or informative types of presentation, and it benefits both the audience and the presenter. Anticipate likely questions. How to get more questions.

2017 43

Rotten Tomatoes - Its Power Being Questioned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The numbers made public by Rotten Tomatoes were supposedly feared by the bigs in the film industry. Low scores could mean no-shows at the box office. However, the power of Rotten Tomatoes may have been over-estimated.

2017 52

Any Questions ??

Speaking Of...

Running a Question and Answer session, also known as Q & A session, can be fun and informative. People who have no interest in questions and answers start to drift out of the room--both distracting and a comment on what you as a speaker just said. First, I asked open questions during my talk to stimulate feedback and learn how on track I was with the new content I presented. My close ended with a question, to leave them thinking.

2009 40