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Chapter 4. Handling Difficult Questions > Types of Difficult Questions

Types of Difficult Questions

Being able to categorize difficult questions somehow makes them less difficult. Certain questions have been put so often to so many people that they can actually be classified and labeled. Misery probably does love company and you can rest assured that you are not the only person who has ever been asked a tough question. If you recognize these questions, follow the recommendations, practice frequently and analyze both your successes and your failures, you should soon overcome your fear of the Question and Answer session. Some of the most frequently asked difficult questions follow.

1.. The “What If…” Question

You may be pressured to answer a “What if…” question by someone who is persistent or who has perhaps heard a rumor and is urging you to confirm it. Such was the case with a bank chairman who was being asked if he would succeed a national political figure rumored to be resigning. “Would the Fed job interest you?” the reporter asked.


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