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Q&A Presentation Training: Handling Questions

Archimedes Consulting understands that handling questions posed to you at the end (or at any point) of a presentation can be one of the most challenging factors of public speaking, so preparing for this is key! You’re opening yourself up to what is essentially the unknown – whether the audience want you to explain a single point in more detail or question your entire presentation, you need to be prepared – because what people will remember as they leave, is how you handled the questions, not necessarily the points of the presentation. This is where our Q&A presentation training comes into play.

Questions to consider:

  • Have you set up how you want to handle Q&A from the beginning?
    • Do you have a way of making sure that your audience know this?
  • Have you done some scenario planning around possible questions?
  • Have you got other resources in place to offer answers to questions that you can’t answer?
    • How will you explain this with integrity?
  • Are you aware of some of the techniques that can be used to buy thinking time?
    • Would you be comfortable using these?
  • Are you prepared to/confident enough to challenge the questioner?

Archimedes Q&A Presentation Training

Handling questions is a skill – one that we believe needs practice if you’re going to go from being a good presenter to a great one. We handle:

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  • Coaching specifically focused on question handling during presentations
  • Coaching/workshops relating to confidence and buying thinking time
  • 1:1 rehearsals



You might also like to have a look at our jargon buster and use it to think about the language you use when answering difficult questions.

If you’d like to ask us some questions about how our Q&A presentation training helps women and men in all walks of life, please have a look at how we work or contact us directly.

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Q&A Presentation Training: Handling Questions

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