CATEGORY: Q&AQ&A


 

Can You “Answer that Question” in One Sentence?

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A On the classic game show “Name that Tune”, contestants would compete to name a popular song in as few a notes a possible.  We’d like to see a business world version of that game called “Answer that Question.” In this game, contestants must answer the question in as few sentences [...]

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A My dog Balou is a 60-pound, black-lab mix that we adopted at a PetSmart rescue day last year in Sandy Springs, GA.   And if he could only talk and write on a flip chart, I’m sure he’d be a great public speaker. That’s because he understands how to connect with [...]

Use “The Matador Effect” to Impress Your Listeners

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A Want to be a superstar at your next presentation? Take lots of questions. That will allow you to tap into what I call “The Matador Effect.” Let me explain. Who gets paid the most at a bullfight? The Matador! Why? Because he’s the one who stands in the ring and [...]

During Presentations, Embrace the Pushback

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A You’re giving a presentation involving lots of complex data. Suddenly, a hand shoots up. “I really think you’re missing a major point here,” one listener says. And then he proceeds to ask a question that he thinks undermines your entire presentation. What should you do? Look to the heavens and [...]

To Get More Questions, Study “Joey’s Law of Audience Behavior”

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A When I tell people that they need to leave as much as half of their time for Q&A, I get some worried looks. Inevitably, one of those worried listeners will say, “But what if no one asks questions?” That’s not usually a problem if you understand “Joey’s Law of Audience [...]

Take Questions at Any Time During Your Presentation

Category: Q&A When I was practicing law, I attended a training session where the facilitator didn’t like taking questions out of order. If you asked a question that he was going to cover later, he would say, “Let’s put that question in the parking lot.” And then he would go write the question in a [...]

The Perils of Saying “Great Question!”

One of our coaches was at a nice restaurant recently and when the first person at the table gave his order, the waiter said, “Very nice choice.” In fact, the waiter said, “very nice” or “good choice” to everyone at the table…except our coach! “I ordered the fish,” the coach said. “He just nodded and [...]

Use a “Memory Palace” to Deliver Your Next Presentation without Notes

During a workshop recently, a client told me “The president of our company speaks without any notes. It’s amazing.” There is something impressive about standing in front of a group of people and giving a presentation without notes. There’s a sense of true mastery and authority that isn’t there otherwise. But how do you remember [...]

“Three Q” Method Creates A Simple Presentation that Audiences Will Love!

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A Most presentations are complicated messes.  Listeners wonder “What are the key points?”, “Why should I care?”, “Why is this so complicated?” and “Do we have to look at that many slides?” Complicated presentations are so unnecessary. There is a fast approach to creating simple presentations that connect with the needs [...]

What to Do When Stumped By A Question; How to Coolly Say “I Don’t Know”

By Joey Asher Category: Other If you give enough presentations, it's going to happen. Someone's going to ask a question and you're not going to know the answer. Maybe you just need a moment to think about it. Or maybe you just have no clue what to say. So what do you do? Here's what [...]

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