Public Speaking Course:
Serious Q & A Sessions
Most public speakers make their biggest mistakes when doing their
question and answer sessions.
The speaker will have a great program, have a powerful close, open the floor
up to questions, answer them well, and then ---- fade off the stage into oblivion.
So sad, but why?
If you don't offer a second powerful close after the question and answer period
it could leave a bad impact on what you just said. You took the time to create
the initial powerful program and presented it good with what you
learned in your public speaking course, why would you want to waste all that effort by not doing a second
Make sure you have two good closes whenever you might have a Q & A session. Make the session end on a good and memorable note.
A "trick" from my public speaking course:
Purposely leave out material that you know will cause certain
questions to be asked.
When the questions come, give a pre-planned answer that appears spontaneous.
They'll think you are a genius.