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How to Answer Questions

Prepare for questions. You should be able to anticipate most of the questions you receive. Practice answering them. Prepare for the worst and everything else will seem easier. Some speakers prepare back-up visual aids, just to be used when answering anticipated questions.

Clarify. If the question you receive is lengthy, difficult to comprehend, multipart or involved you may want to restate it for clarification. If it is simple and straightforward, this may not be necessary. Very often as people are asking a question they are thinking aloud, and the question might be quite simple but buried in 17 paragraphs of their commentary. Clarification may also allow you to soften hostile language used in the question and it will certainly allow you more time to consider the answer.


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