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Q & A Sessions

Prepare and practice for questions from the public.

  • Anticipate questions that you think your audience(s) will ask and prepare responses.
  • Stay on message. Use your responses as opportunities to re-emphasize your key messages.
  • Keep answers short and focused. Your answer should be less than two minutes long.
  • Tell the truth. If you don't know, say so. Offer to follow up with needed information if possible.
  • Paraphrase what you think the question is to confirm what the person wants to know.