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5 Tips for Answering Questions

Don’t think of answering questions during a presentation or meeting as a stressful time. Instead, be prepared to let your subject matter expertise and personality shine.


Try to remember these 5 tips the next time you find yourself in a Q&A setting:

  1. Pause and take a breath
  2. Answer the person and not just the question
  3. Respond – do not react
  4. Don’t start the answer with – “that’s a good question…”
  5. Bring the focus onto your key message

Hope this is helpful. Please share your tips with us, too!


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