9 tips for handling a Q&A session

Nervous-looking woman

You aced the presentation–don’t let the Q&A take you down. How to be ready for anything they throw at you.

Whether you run a company or are a one-man band, you probably talk in front of groups, both in prepared presentations and question and answer sessions.

Whether it’s a room full of people or just a few team members, properly handling the question and answer section will either enforce your message–or undermine it. Bungle an answer and you may lose the credibility you established during your prepared words.

It’s just as important to prepare for the Q&A as it is to practice what you plan to present. I was inspired by a weekly leadership letter I receive from business consultant Rick Houcek to share the following nine tips for being your best in a planned or impromptu Q&A session:

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