Public Speaking Course:
Serious Q & A Sessions
Picture this scenario, the speaker has a great program, does a powerful
close, opens the floor up to questions, answers them well, and then ---- fades
off the stage into oblivion, never to be seen again. (okay maybe not that
dramatic, but still a big mistake) Many public speakers make their biggest
mistakes during their question and answer sessions.
This problem is addressed in my public speaking course. If you don't have a
second powerful close after the Q&A period, it could have a negative impact
on your whole presentation. Think about it, you took the time to create a
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 closing?
Make sure you have two good closes whenever there is a possibility of a Q
& A session. Make the session end on a good note so you will be memorable.
A "trick" from my public speaking course:
Leave out material on purpose 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.