PodiumWise | Tips for advanced presentation skills

No matter how accomplished you are as a speaker, you will occasionally have trouble with an audience member’s question.

You may know what it is you want to say but it doesn’t come out right.  Hours later you’re still criticizing yourself.  I should have handled that better!

Even if others say “forget about it,” don’t forget about it.  Sit down and write out what would have been an excellent answer.

But it’s too late!  What’s the point?

If you make it a practice to work through what would have been an excellent answer, you’ll help yourself for the future.  Even if the same question never comes up, your ability to craft answers will be strengthened.

Handling questions is not just about knowing all of the necessary information.  There is a skill involved in formulating answers.  Practicing on real questions, even after the fact, helps develop that skill.

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