PodiumWise | Tips for advanced presentation skills

At the end of a talk I delivered this week someone asked about challenging audience members and how to handle them.

This is one of my favorite topics, so I had plenty of advice I wanted to give.  Unfortunately, time was short so I could only give one quick tip.  My tip: interview your challenger.

Immediately asking your challenger one or two clarifying questions (i.e., interviewing them) takes some of the pressure off you and puts it back on the challenger.  In addition, it gives you some time to think while providing the clarification that is, in fact, often needed.

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