Public Speaking Course:
Serious Q & A Sessions
Presenters tend to make their biggest mistakes when doing their question and answer sessions.
The speaker will do 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 have a negative impact on what you just said. You took the time to create the initial powerful program and presented it well with what you learned in your public speaking course, why would you want to waste all that effort by not doing a second closing?
Make sure you have two good closes whenever there is a possibility of 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 evoke certain questions. When the questions come, give a pre-planned answer that appears spontaneous. They'll think you are a genius.