Top tips no 7: Handling questions in a presentation

Begin by taking control over your thoughts and feelings around questions (see Eating Questions for Breakfast.) Then turn this into action. Work through these five steps and questions will become a rollercoaster you can learn to enjoy. In fact, you’ll be able to open your eyes, let go of the handrail, fling your head back

Unlock the speaker in you

Quick summary: There are three ways you can think about public speaking to stop you from doing it: “I’m modest about what I do” “Other people wouldn’t be interested in me” “I won’t be good at speaking” This piece suggests some different ways to look at your thinking, freeing you to become a confident speaker.

How speakers can connect part two

In the first piece of this two-part article I introduced the idea that the attention of both the audience and the speaker are under attack. Even when the opportunity for face to face connection arises, both parties can become distracted. And this can reduce the value of speaking engagements everyone. I suggested that the speaker