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The Presentation Book for Senior Managers by Jay Surti

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CHAPTER 9

Q&A

Handling or dealing with questions, whichever way you like to describe it, is the most worrisome part for many of us. It’s one thing to put in hours and effort crafting something amazing and then deliver it in style but, quite another to field curve ball questions! Not being prepared for questions can derail your presentation.

Let’s look at it another way. The Q&A part of a presentation is an opportunity for you, as the expert, to showcase the depth of your knowledge and give a deeper insight into your personality, so that your audience can see what it might be like to work with you. It is also an opportunity for the audience to get further clarification of their own interests or issues. The question part could actually elevate ...

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