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Virtual Presentations That Work by Joel Gendelman

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CHAPTER 21ASKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS

Since the days of Socrates, we as a society have recognized the inherent value of asking questions. As children, most of us asked a million questions a day to gain information about the world. Now, as grownups, we still have to rely on questions to gain information, especially during a presentation. You should spend at least 10 percent of your virtual presentation time asking and answering questions. Do not just use questions at the end of your virtual presentation—pepper them throughout the entire event. The only time you should definitely hold questions until the end is when you have a huge audience (and by “huge” I mean triple digits), and that is because if you begin answering questions sooner, you ...

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