Power Through the Corners

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One of the things that separates driving enthusiasts from daily commuters is that enthusiasts know how to take a corner.  While most drivers ride the brakes or coast through the entire curve, a skilled driver is on the gas just after hitting the apex.  A similar thing can be said about skilled public speakers. Continue reading

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Managing Questions

So you’ve taken the steps to prepare for the Q&A session of your class or presentation.  Despite your best efforts, a tough question takes you by surprise.  What should you do?  How should you handle it?  Here are a few tips that can help you through the experience: Continue reading

Preparing for Questions

One of the most common questions I receive is, “How do I deal with Q&A?”  We’ve established that when it comes to presentations, practice makes perfect, but how does one practice for the unknown?  Although you can never fully anticipate what will happen during the Q&A session (or for that matter, the main part) of your presentation or class, there are a few things that you can do to make Q&A go more smoothly: Continue reading