Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking.
Here are three things you should NOT do when taking questions.
If you don’t know the answer, do not throw it out to the audience.
You lose control and you don’t know if the answers given are the right ones.
If you don’t know the answer to a question, don’t fake it. Don’t try to guess.
Say this: “I’m drawing a blank right now. If I can’t figure out that answer by the time the presentation is finished, do me a favor. Grab me afterwards and we’ll figure it out.”
And Number Three:
When you’re answering a question, do not just look at the person who asked it to you.
They may ask another question. You answer that. They ask another, and you’re in a conversation.
Do this: Look at the person who asked the question. Finish your thought. Move on to someone else. Finish your thought and continue until you’ve answered that question.
Do NOT do those three things when answering questions, and I guarantee your next presentation will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!
About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”
Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and
They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.
He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!
- Keynote Speaker
- Workshop Facilitator
- Breakout Sessions
- Personal and Group Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching
- Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT!
- Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT!
- Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
- We are All Self-Employed!