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Chapter 27. Question-and-Answer Techniqu... > Encouraging Your Audience to Ask Que...

Encouraging Your Audience to Ask Questions

Most presentations include time for audience questions during the session or at the end. In many cases the speaker has the option of when to have questions asked. If this is the case, ask the audience to interrupt you whenever they have questions, or request they save questions until you have finished the presentation. When you have delivered technical information, complicated ideas, or are leading a training session, it is a good idea to check audience comprehension by taking questions.

If you ask for questions passively, you will not encourage a response. This is often just a matter of body language. Standing away from the audience, hands stuffed in your pockets, and mumbling “Any questions?” does not encourage questions from an audience.


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