Join Laura Bergells for an in-depth discussion in this video Handling Q & A (question and answer) sessions, part of Public Speaking.
My favorite part of any presentation is usually Q&A, the question and answer…portion of the program.…As either an audience member or as a speaker, I like Q&A because I get to hear…different voices and perspectives.…Done well, the Q&A period is an interactive and lively part of the program.…To keep your Q&A session energetic and enlightening, keep two planning tips in mind.…One, if you are planning a Q&A, let your audience know this near the very…beginning of your presentation.…
For many small boardroom or classroom- style presentations, you might tell your…audience to just jump in and ask questions at any time.…For more formal presentations your audience is often better served when you tell…them you'll answer their questions near the end.…By announcing that you'll have Q&A near the end, you almost ensure that the…audience will think of great questions to ask you.…Secondly, hold your Q&A session near the end, not at the end.…You don't want to close your presentation with Q&A; instead, tell your audience…
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- Identifying your audience
- Developing credibility
- Introducing an agenda
- Exploring five strong opening techniques
- Developing great body language
- Understanding room dynamics
- Handling questions and answers
- Getting feedback<br><br>
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