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Saturday, May 19, 2007

What Can Happen During Q&A?

The question and answer portion of your presentation just may be the most important part. But too many times I see people run out of time, therefore having to skip over Q&A. Effective public speaking skills includes handling questions and answers.

Here are 3 reasons why you should never skip over your Q&A.

  1. You need to give your audience what they need, but you won't know what they need unless they ask you or tell you. They will do that during Q&A.
  2. Someone may give you a testimonial or tell you that they agree with everything you are presenting. This helps go get buy-in from the rest of your audience.
  3. Gives you an opportunity to clear any confusion up or add something you may have forgotten.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

A Great Quote for Public Speaking by Mark Twain

"It usually takes me about 3 weeks to prepare for an impromptu speech." Mark Twain

More quotes listed in the book 11 Steps to Powerful Public Speaking.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Bill Gates & Warren Buffet

Bill Gates & Warren Buffet go back to school on PBS. They answer questions by University Students and one of the questions asked was "What advice can you give for someone to get ahead in the business world?"

Warren Buffet responded, "One of the things to be sure to do, whether you like it or not, is to get comfortable with public speaking."
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