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Straight Talk, Issue #007 -- What is your attitude towards questions?
April 26, 2007
, Questions are questions!

In this Issue of Straight-Talk! newsletter:

1. What is your attitude towards questions?

2. Get questions right

3. What we are about

4. Watch videos of the web-building process I followed

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1.,Don't let questions stress you up!

For speakers and presenters, question and answer times tend to evoke a lot of pressure, stress and anxiety. Most speakers prepare well for their speeches but do feel helpless and unprepared when it comes time for questions.

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2. How questions should be viewed and approached

* Firstly, you should realise that people generally ask questions because they want to know/clarify something. Stop seeing questions as an attack on you, your speech or your presentation.

* Listen carefully and nod graciously when a question is asked - then respond if you have to.

* Some questions, called rhetorical questions, don't necessarily require you to answer them at all times. These questions are disguised statements and letting the 'asker' know that you have noted their point might be all you need to say.

* Plan for possible questions and have your ideal answers to those questions. Rehearse your speech in front of someone and let them ask you questions. Also hand them a copy to go thorugh and let them list questions as they read. This will give you some idea of what questions your audience would have.

Quotes

The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through" - Sydney J. Harris.

"Remember rule number one: don't let them scare you!" - Unknown

"He who never made a mistake never made a discovery." - Samuel Smiles

To read more about question and answer sessions, please visit:

Question time

For more quotes, visit:

Inspiring quotes

Build self confidence

Interviews

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3. Our Vision

Here in http://www.public-speaking-solutions.com, we believe in the power of words. We believe in the necessity of enhanced and effective delivery of speeches to create better understanding, empowerment and information. Talk should teach, guide, heal, empower and inspire. It should not destroy, demean, lie, gossip, cheat, swear, or destroy. That kind is cheap and useless. That is our vision and that is what we stand for.

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4. Take a videotour and see the process that I and many other web site owners, have foloowed in building our web sites. If you thought building a web site requires technical knowledge of anything, you are in for a nice surprise. Watch chapter 4 of the video for that.

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Until next time, stay blessed and remember that people ask questions to get clarity!

Sofia,

http://www.public-speaking-solutions.com

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"In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail." - Cassius Longinus

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