Tough Questions

Booher, Dianna
January 2008
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jan2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p13
The article focuses on tips for handling difficult questions. The key to reducing fear in public speaking and facing tough questions is preparation. When a hypothetical question is asked, maneuvers include sidestepping the details and probing for the real issue. Show-off question maneuvers include calling for the question and acknowledging the comment. Hostile questions can be tackled by rephrasing the question, accepting the feelings of the asker and finding something relevant in the question.


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