If nobody answers youve got two options 1 repeat the

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If nobody answers you’ve got two options: 1. Repeat the question and ask them to talk to their neighbor about it. 2. Give the answer yourself and move on smoothly with your presentation. After the presentation, ask for some feedback from individual audience members why the question didn’t work. You’ll learn valuable lessons for next time. 9. Use the answers you get Incorporate the answers you get into the flow of your presentation. If you don’t do anything with the answers, people will fail to see the point and will stop contributing. A great tool here is a flip chart. Writing up the answers on the flip chart demonstrates that you value the answers you’re getting. If the answers are coming very fast you may need to have an assistant to help you write them up. Write them up as closely as you can to the way the person said it. If you need to paraphrase check with the person that it accurately reflects what they said. 10. Do not humiliate anyone You may think that you would never do this, but it’s incredibly easy to do unintentionally. Here’s how to avoid doing it: 1. Acknowledge each answer you get with a warm “Thank you.” 2. Do not gush over one particular answer – others will feel slighted in comparison. 3. If somebody’s answer is totally wrong or misguided take responsibility for it. For example, you might say “Oh! that’s not quite what I was looking for but I can see why you said that. What I meant was….” 4. Do not call on individuals to answer – they will feel put on the spot. Note that if you humiliate one person it has a ripple effect. Others will feel for them and will want to avoid the same fate. These 10 steps will help you avoid being left hanging – but they’re not a guarantee – asking questions is an art that requires practice and feedback. What other tips do you have for asking questions that engage your audience? UNIT-1 QUESTIONING Gathering information is a basic human activity – we use information to learn, to help us solve problems, to aid our decision making processes and to understand each other more clearly. Questioning is the key to gaining more information and without it interpersonal communications can fail. Questioning is fundamental to successful communication - we all ask and are asked questions when engaged in conversation. We find questions and answers fascinating and entertaining – politicians, reporters, celebrities and entrepreneurs are often successful based on their questioning skills – asking the right questions at the right time and also answering (or not) appropriately. Why Ask Questions? Although the following list is not exhaustive it outlines the main reasons questions are asked in common situations. To Obtain Information:
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The primary function of a question is to gain information – ‘ What time is it? To help maintain control of a conversation While you are asking questions you are in control of the conversation, assertive people are more likely to take control of conversations attempting to gain the information they need through questioning. (Also see our pages
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