If you decide to become a professional speaker or use speaking as an integral part of your marketing strategy, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various types of speeches you might be asked to give. In this series of posts, I’ll give you the basics on a variety of types of presentations you can prepare. At the end of this post, I’ve listed previous articles in this series.
What is a Q&A Speech?
There are many situations as a public speaker where you will need to lead a Q&A session:
- At the end of presentations
- At press conferences
- On teleseminars and webinars
And although it can seem pretty simple on the surface — your audience asks questions and you answer them — there is an art to leading a successful Q&A presentation.
First, there are some basic rules of the road you should follow to truly respect your audience and improve the flow of the Q&A dynamic.