Category Archives: Answering Questions

As a public speaker, one of the most critical parts of your presentation is how well you answer questions from the audience. It’s the opportunity to impress them with your confidence and knowledge.  Questions about Public Speaking

How to prepare for tough questions?

handlequestions

Prepare to answer tough questions

If you speak in public you will be asked tough questions. You won’t always know when the tough question will hit you but you know that it eventually will – so you might as well be prepared to handle it.

It’s a mistake to hope that they won’t ask you a tough question, and it’s a bigger mistake to believe that you can wing it.

The best way to answer tough questions is to prepare.

Use these three types of preparation: Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How do I start the question period when nobody asks a question?

How do I start the question period when nobody asks a question?

This happens often because the speaker suddenly stops talking and says, “Are there any questions?”

The audience is caught unexpectedly because they had no time to prepare a question.

It takes both time and thought to ask a good question and most people don’t want to ask a dumb question. So it’s usually safer to wait for someone else to start the questions. There are three things the speaker can do to make this easier on the audience and solicit better questions. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

When should the speaker take questions?

When should the speaker take questions?

The speaker decides and states the terms of question and answer to the audience. Depending on the circumstances of the presentation the audience might not follow the stated rules of engagement.

If it’s a sales presentation the client or prospect will likely make the rules. If the presentation is to senior management the audience might make the rules. If you are presenting to your boss and he’s a bully, guess who makes the rules. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com