Episode 012 — Repeat the Question and What I Saw on a Cruise


This Week’s Tip: Repeat the Question


When an audience member asks a question during a presentation, be sure to repeat that question. There are several reasons to do this:

  • To make sure everyone hears it
  • To confirm the question
  • To summarize the question
  • To make it easier to answer


When you do this, your session is more efficient since the audience won’t have to ask you to repeat a question they didn’t hear. Plus, people will feel acknowledged.


Post Tip Discussion: What I saw on my Cruise


During a week long vacation I saw 5 things that can help public speakers:

  • Rituals
  • Repetitive framework
  • Own the stage
  • Power of the stage
  • Alternative timers


Exploring these areas can help you become an even stronger speaker.


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  • Check out the JoCo Cruise website if a week at sea doing nerdy things appeals to you
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  • Repeat the questions in your next session
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