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1. Is it good or bad if people ask questions during your presentation?
It’s good. If your audience asks questions it means they are interested and listening to what you are saying. By answering their questions your presentation is more relevant and interesting to them.
It is bad because it creates more work for you.
It’s good if there is only one person asking questions.
2. What if somebody asks a lot of irrelevant or disruptive questions?
Tell the audience you will take all questions at the end.
Get flustered or distracted and lose your cool.
Politely tell them that you would like to address all of their questions after the presentation to give them the attention they deserve.
3. What can you do if someone is on their cell phone or talking during your presentation?
Work them into the speech only if you can address them by name.
You can walk close to the person which may encourage them to stop, or address them directly with a question like “would you agree with that?” or “has that ever happened to you?” in order to get their attention.
Call them out for being rude.
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