How To Think Quickly On Your Feet During A Q&A

Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Kickstarter and Author of Demystifying Public Speaking (left) and Poornima Vijayashanker, Founder of Femgineer (right)

Interview with Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Kickstarter and Author of Demystifying Public Speaking

As if preparing and delivering a presentation to your peers isn’t nerve-wracking enough… you also have to worry about the Q&A period at the end of your talk!

You’re worried about people asking not one but TWO questions! Having to decipher those questions that are really just comments. Then there is THE dreaded question: the question you don’t know the answer to.

You don’t want to appear stupid in front of your audience!

Truth is that the Q&A period can leave many first-time public speakers feeling like they need to know everything before they give a talk!

But you don’t, and we’re going to debunk this myth and more in today’s Build Tip.

I’m joined by Lara Hogan who is the VP of Engineering at Kickstarter and Author of Demystifying Public Speaking. Together we’ll be sharing a number of strategies to help you get ready for ANY question you receive during your next Q&A session after a presentation or team meeting. You’ll also learn some techniques to calm your nerves, engage your audience, and keep them wanting more!

Listen to the episode on iTunes!

You can listen to this episode of Build on iTunes.

Build is produced as a partnership between Femgineer and Pivotal Tracker. San Francisco video production by StartMotionMEDIA.

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