Six tips for handling questions in a presentation

use stories to engage an audience

How do you feel about answering challenging questions? The matter of how to handle a Q & A session is a worry for many presenters and speakers. Being put on the spot is certainly a concern for many of the people I work with. They fear being caught unawares by a question, and embarrassing themselves or …

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Give a little extra with your next presentation

Show a little gratitude

This is the season of giving and gratitude. As a speaker, consider giving your audience a bonus. It can be done, even with very technical speeches and presentations. And everybody loves something extra. Professional speakers sometimes offer discounts on books or courses. Or give a short workshop in addition to their speech. If you’re not …

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Five tips for successful seasonal speeches

tips for seasonal speeches

Your company’s having a holiday party and guess what? You’ve been chosen to be Santa.  Santa will undoubtably have to say a few words to the guests before he distributes his gifts.  Now, Santa has a reputation for being a man of very few words. Let’s face it, besides ‘Ho-ho-ho’, what can you ever remember …

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It’s the little things that give the big insights

Audrey Parker celebration of life

It’s not everyone who has ‘Mustang Sally’ performed live at their memorial service. But then Audrey Parker was not everyone. And she would have hated the description memorial service. Audrey chose the day and time of her death. She had to do it months earlier than she had planned. But she worried that the progression …

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