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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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. _

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Questions You Need To Ask To Really Know Your Audience

Presentation Guru

The ability to connect with your audience is imperative when presenting.

Questions about questions in your presentation

Executive Speech Coach

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Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's 1st prime minister's questions

The Eloquent Woman

In the United Kingdom Parliament, there's no greater show than Prime Minister's Questions , commonly referred to as PMQs. And it's simple, really: The sitting prime minister stands before the House of Commons and answers the questions of its members.

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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?

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.

10 questions to make you a more resilient speaker in 2017

The Eloquent Woman

I do an annual evaluation of my year--both personally and for my business--and I've found very useful this list of 10 questions by Paula Davis-Laack. With all that in mind, here's my gentle rewrite of Davis-Laack's questions, with public speakers in mind: When did you have fun as a speaker?

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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.

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Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton answers a tough question

The Eloquent Woman

It's a tough question posed by a Member of Congress during a 2009 hearing in which Hillary Clinton was testifying during her tenure as U.S. In her calm, non-anxious response, she aligns herself with the question by saying "we disagree" rather than many other options she might have chosen.

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Why are US visa questions so weird?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Journalist Michael Skapinker notes in the FT that US Visa questions include Are you coming to the United States to engage in prostitution or unlawful commercialized vice or have you been engaged in prostitution or procuring prostitutes within the past 10 years?

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?

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How good are you at answering simple questions? Take this easy quiz.

More than PowerPoint...

As an intelligent business person, you might think you are excellent at answering simple, direct questions. ” If you answered any question A’s (even one!) – yeah, you’re bad at answering direct questions. These questions aren’t fair.

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Famous Speech Friday: Justice Sonia Sotomayor's law school question

The Eloquent Woman

Sometimes, asking a question can seem like giving a high-stress, if short, speech. Double the risk if you are questioning the authority who has the floor. What can you learn from this question-as-speech? Are you just protecting yourself when you don''t ask questions?

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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.

Two Slides You Can Lose

Manner of Speaking

Today, I want to share another tip for your presentations: Drop the slides at the end that say: “Thank You&# and “Questions?&#. But do people really need to see the words “Thank You&# or “Questions?&#

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Moderators, skip the well-worn panel path with 14 creative themes and questions

The Eloquent Woman

What ifs: Moderators can push envelopes with "what if" questions, taking panelists beyond their prepared remarks. A variation: Tell a questioner asking for advice that she just got an instant advisory panel, and ask each speaker to advise her as if she were a peer.

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.

From NASCAR slides to "Any questions?": 8 kinds of slides to delete right now

The Eloquent Woman

The "Any questions?" slide: Repeat after me: "And now I''d be delighted to answer any questions you may have." Lately, I''ve been coaching several speakers getting ready for industry conferences--hired either by their companies, or the conference organizers.

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How to answer the dreaded question: "Tell us something about yourself"

Speak Schmeak

And these introductions are dreaded by most of the people in the room, who find deep discomfort with having to talk about themselves, especially when the question is vague, like "Tell us something about yourself." Remember: They aren't judging you.

9 Questions to Help You Define Your Speaking in 2015

Speak and Deliver

That''s OK - just start where you are, and ask and answer the questions below - and share your answers in the comments. 9 Questions to Help You Define Your Speaking in 2015 1) On a scale of 1 to 10, where would you rank your speaking skills now vs. a year ago?

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Speakers ask: "What if nobody asks a question?" 6 options

The Eloquent Woman

When I''m coaching individual speakers or training a group of speakers and presenters, the question I get most often is about.questions. What if you don''t get any questions after your talk, presentation or speech? Let''s face it: A lack of questions is a bad sign, speakers.

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The unexpected question: How speakers should prepare

The Eloquent Woman

The unexpected question--the one that comes out of left field and floors the speaker--doesn't just happen to you. At one screening, an eyewitness reported: When the film ended.Winfrey took to the front of the theater to take questions about race, gender, oppression and literature.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Heaps of questions were asked and despite three breaks for questions, I didn’t get to answer all of them. If you have a question that’s not answered here or in the Presentation Guide, do ask me by writing a comment and I’ll answer it. Miscellaneous questions.

The dynamic prop: 6 questions for speakers to ask

The Eloquent Woman

Either way, here are the 6 questions to ask if you want to be a strategic speaker when a dynamic prop is among your options: What's the desired effect on your listeners?

Business of Freelance Writing questions and answers

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Towards the end of each course, I encourage students to ask any remaining questions they might have. I’ve saved a number of questions and my answers, which I am posting here. Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Freelance Writing - Newspaper/Magazine business of freelance writing freelance writing

Are You Asking the Right Questions to Advance the Sale?

SpeakerSue Says...

My mother was visiting too and she mentioned what a pleasure it was because the child answered my questions in full sentences and fun stories. You have to ask good questions if you want good answers! . Ask questions that are easy for them to answer yet still provide more than one-word.

Questions To Ask Your Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach

When you are selecting your public speaking or presentation skills coach - here are some important questions that can help you select the best speech coach for you. In addition to the questions above, here are some criteria to consider. Tell me about your most unusual or most challenging presentations that you have delivered. Tell me about some of the books that you have read recently on presentation skills. Tell me about some of your speech coaching triumphs.

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!

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.