Public Speaking Course:
Serious Q & A Sessions
Lots of presenters tend to make a lot of their biggest mistakes while
question and answer sessions.
The speaker does a good program, has a powerful close, opens the floor
up to questions, answers them well, and then ---- fades off the stage into oblivion.
So sad, but why?
The lack of a second powerful close after the question and answer period
could have a negative impact on what you just talked about. You took the time to create
the initial powerful program and presented it well with what you
learned in your public speaking course, why waste all of that effort by not doing a second
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 "trick" from my public speaking course:
Purposely leave out 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.