Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Questions and answers, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
As a presenter you should welcome questions.…If you're interrupted with a question, that's a good thing.…It shows that your audience is interested and it provides a good…distraction that engages them.…Too often I hear presenters ask the audience to save the questions for the end…and I think that that's a bad idea.…Those questions may never get answered, leaving your audience hanging.…Based on the question, there are generally three ways to respond.…By answering the question, saving it for the end, or inviting the guest to a…future conversation.…If you can answer the question quickly without distracting too much from your…message, then address it and move on.…
Doing this demonstrates confidence and knowledge and builds trust with the audience.…When you do this, always repeat the question to the audience.…This ensures that everyone heard it.…If you plan to address that question in an upcoming slide, just say thanks, we…will cover that shortly and move on.…If the question is too much of a tangent, you can Save it for the end of your presentation.…
- Adding whitespace
- Applying transitions
- Using photographs, colors, and fonts
- Incorporating diagrams and SmartArt
- Customizing layouts and templates
- Animating bullets, photos, and other objects
- Inserting music and audio
- Utilizing speaker's notes and the Presenter view
- Creating handouts
- Planning the program
- Dealing with distractions
- Setting up and tearing down
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Where can I learn more about communication skills?
A: Discover more on this topic by visiting communication skills on lynda.com.
1. Five Quick Tips for PowerPoint
2. Composing a Powerful Message
3. Successful Slide Design
4. Intermediate Slide Design
5. Using Technology
6. Delivering with Confidence
7. Bonus Tips
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