Presentation Skills: How to answer those killer questions

‘What if I don’t understand the question?

  • Listen — to the entire question
  • Breathe — don’t leap straight into a response
  • Check — ‘Let me just check that I understand you correctly, you are asking me if…’

‘How do I deal with hostile questions?’

  • You can acknowledge their concern and suggest that the two of you meet separately after the presentation to discuss the matter in greater detail.
  • If the questioner persists you can calmly assert:
  • A wonderfully simple but powerful technique you can use to respectfully quieten the ‘sniper’ and to regain control of your presentation is to:

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