Tatiana Kolovou explains how to prepare your answers ahead of time to answer questions on the spot and lead the Q&A session at the end of your presentation. She also demonstrates how to develop a strategy and prepare for this section of your presentation.
- The Q&A section of your speech is your time to shine. … Be sure to allow enough time for this important segment, … because the more prepared you are, … the better relationship you will build with your audience … and the more credible you will come across. … In the Q&A section, you have a chance … to connect, inform, and inspire. … Let's break down these behaviors. … First, connect. … Invite the questions with a review … of your content and main theme … and a smooth transition to Q&A, such as, … "I wonder what comes to mind when you hear … "all this information. … "What questions do you have?" … Show that you're really listening to the question … by possibly paraphrasing some of it, … or repeating it if you need clarification, … or using the last three words of the question … in your opening sentence, or simply pausing … before you answer. … Respond to the audience member who asked the question, … but refer to everyone in the room. … With larger audiences, … you may even have to repeat the question. …
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- Recognize what logical appeal means in a presentation setting.
- Define emotional appeal in a presentation setting.