Sunday, July 02, 2006

Mother Tongue Annoyances » How to Handle Tough Questions from an Audience

Great article on answering questions

The techniques I have for you in terms of constructively handling 'stumper' questions involve four key actions:

* Rephrasing the question
* Redirecting the question to the audience/class
* Admitting your ignorance
* Finding a solution"

To dodge a 'stumper' question from an audience member or a student.... you should (1) change the subject; (2) stall for time; and/or (3) intimidate the questioner



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