Public Speaking Skills:
Serious Q & A Sessions
I tend to see many presenters make their biggest mistakes during their question and answer sessions.
The presenter does a good program, has a powerful close, opens the
program up to questions, answers them well, and then --
So sad, but why?
The lack of a second powerful close after the question and answer period could negate much of the impact you had. You took the time to create the initial powerful program and presented it well with your public speaking skills, why waste all of that effort by not doing a second closing?
Make sure you have two good closes whenever there is a possibility of a Q & A session. Make the session end on a memorable note.
A public speaking skills "trick": Purposely omit material that you know will evoke certain questions. When the questions come, give a pre-planned answer that appears spontaneous. They'll think you are a genius. And... you are, at least when it comes to your public speaking skills.
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