PodiumWise | Tips for advanced presentation skills

Entertain questions at the end of sections.

Your audience members want to ask questions any time during your presentation.  They prefer not to have to wait until the end.

You, on the other hand, may want them to wait because time is an issue or you are concerned about getting off track.

One possible solution—if your presentation has distinct sections—is to entertain questions at the end of each section. 

That ends the market research portion of my presentation.  Before I move on to our strategic options, are there any questions about the research?

This approach can be a reasonable compromise between your presentation-management needs and the audience members’ desire not to have to wait all the way until the end of the presentation to ask questions.

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