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How to Nail the Q&A After Your Presentation

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You can’t rehearse it, but you can be prepared.

When preparing to give a presentation, most professionals focus their energy on the main portion of their talk — their key messages, slides, and takeaways. And far too few people think through how you’ll answer questions at the end of the presentation can be a big mistake. If you’re worried about how to hand the Q&A, there are several things you can do. Change your mindset. Rather than dreading this part of the talk, develop an appreciation for the conversation. It’s a good thing that people have follow-up questions and want to further engage with your content. Beforehand, think through the types of questions audience members might ask. Put yourself in your shoes and ask yourself what concerns they might have about how your message impacts their job. Then, when you’re asked a question, especially one that might be contentious, start your answer by focusing on where you and the person asking it agree. This makes the person feel seen and connected to you. And if you’re asked a question out of left field, be curious. Ask follow-up questions that help you understand what they’re getting at and where they’re coming from.

If you’re not a huge fan of public speaking , you’re in good company. It’s such a widely shared source of anxiety that when psychologists want to induce unpleasant stress in a person for experimental purposes, they often use a public speaking task called the Trier Social Stress Test . The test requires people to give a talk and do sums in front of a panel of impassive listeners, and it reliably generates stress markers such as a faster heart rate, raised cortisol levels, and “enhanced skin conductance,” which is the polite way of saying sweaty palms.

Of course, we can reduce our nerves by preparing well for our presentations. But when I help professionals get ready for a big meeting, I often hear about a specific concern. One of my clients recently told me, “I know my slides. I’m on top of the numbers and I’ve practiced my anecdotes. But I don’t look forward to the Q&A. I don’t know what people are going to ask, so I worry I won’t have a good answer for their questions. Or worse, that I’ll say something dumb.”

Unfortunately, research suggests they have a point. When we’re asked a tough question and we’re not sure how to respond, it can make us feel like we’ve lost control of the situation. That feeling gets coded as a potential threat by our brain, so it powers up a defensive fight-or-flight response while restricting activity in the parts of the brain associated with more complex reasoning . This redirection of mental resources makes perfect sense if the threat is a fire, and we simply need to run from a burning building as fast as possible. But it’s also why our mind can go blank just as we need to muster a brilliant comeback under pressure.

To allow yourself to think more clearly and creatively when faced with questions that aren’t easy to answer, you need to reduce the sense of threat and give yourself back a sense of control. Here are four approaches to practice.

Appreciate the conversation

Dead silence after you finish speaking is not what you want, unless you’re delivering a sermon in a monastery. Remind yourself that questions are good. They are a sign of an interesting talk, since they mean that your audience has paid attention to what you’ve said and is now actively reflecting on your content. Reframe the Q&A as a rewarding conversation that signals healthy engagement, and your brain is less likely to be on the defensive — which means you’ll be more likely to bring your best self to bear. Two specific things to try:

The second of those approaches delivers the additional benefits of giving yourself an extra moment to think about your reply and of making your audience feel valued. While recording a podcast recently, I was asked a question by the host that I didn’t immediately know how to answer so I told him that he had asked a good question before I began my response. Later, he admitted “I know it’s silly, but I couldn’t help but feel good when you praised the quality of my question, even though I knew you were giving yourself a moment to think.”

Channel your empathy

Usually people ask questions not because they’re trying to trip you up, but because they want to understand the practical impact your ideas may have on their own job — their workload, their priorities, and their chances of success. So as you prepare the content of your presentation, make sure to also spend time seeing the content through the eyes of your audience. Consider what you would ask at the end of your talk if you were in their shoes. Think about three common themes that come up in the Q&A:

Considering your audience’s perspective helps you stay calm by reminding you that you’re dealing with human beings, not enemy combatants. It also makes it more likely that you’ll have impact with your ideas.

I remember some years ago sitting with my team before a meeting with the board of a nonprofit, where we had helped build a new strategy for the organization. As we huddled around the flip chart ahead of the presentation and thought about the perspective of each person on the board, it dawned on us that the CEO might have particular reasons to feel wistful about letting go of past priorities. Thanks to this small amount of empathetic forethought, we were less unsettled by the questions he asked in the meeting and better able to emphasize ways that the new proposal built on his past successes, which helped the whole board enthusiastically endorse the new plan.

Start with agreement

Sometimes someone asks a question because they disagree with you. This can be a particularly delicate moment to handle, because disagreement all too easily puts people’s brains into defensive fight-or-flight mode . To help both of you think clearly and constructively, start your answer by focusing on where you agree. This helps create what psychologists call “in-group” — a sense of being on the same team and sharing common ground. It roots the exchange in the kind of mutual respect that helps to reduce the sense of threat in the situation.

Follow these steps ( adapted from game theorist Anatol Rapaport ) to defuse tension:

I saw this done well by a senior manager in a tech company who was being challenged by a colleague on her ambitious timeline for a new product launch. Her response ran something like this: “If I understand you right, you feel it isn’t realistic to try to launch in three months. I think we all want to make sure the product is rock solid when it goes to market, and I agree timing is tight. I’m more optimistic than you about our chances of making this a success, though, because we’ve found a way to double the staff working on the project. I can tell you more about this offline.” By showing that she truly acknowledged and even agreed with some of her colleague’s perspective, her response was accepted more fully than if she had simply tried to reassure her colleague that all was going to be fine. She made him feel heard rather than dismissed.

Parry with curiosity

Sometimes the question you’re asked feels truly out of left-field, and it can make even the savviest presenter scramble for a response. This can happen when an audience member is trying to be entertaining or informative (“Isn’t this just like the Japanese knotweed problem?”) or, more commonly, when someone wants to shine a light on a very specific situation that they’re personally dealing with. (“What are you going to do about the data on page 16 about the outages last month? It’s killing us.”)

You can’t prepare an answer for this sort of unpredictable question. But you can be ready with a helpful state of mind: curiosity. Learning has been found to be inherently rewarding to our brains , which is one reason that asking a question of your own can be just enough to get you off the defensive. For example, you might say:

And if you’re still left scratching your head after that gambit, go back to the first strategy above and appreciate the horizon-broadening input. “I’m not sure about that, but thank you — I’ll look into it and get back to you.” After all, you never know when you might need to know about knotweed.

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Many otherwise extremely competent and confident presenters will tell you that they really dread the question and answer session of a presentation.

They seek ways to ‘avoid’ difficult questions. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Dealing with questions in a presentation is a skill which anyone can master.

Perhaps the most important thing to understand is that, as a general rule, if people ask you questions, even hostile ones, it’s not to trip you up but because they genuinely want the answer.

Staying in Control of the Questions

Most people dread the question session because they fear losing control.

A little thought and some early planning can avoid this risk. But you can also avoid it by remembering that any presentation is an information exchange. It is as much for you to hear what people want to know as for them to hear from you.

However, if your presentation starts to get diverted by an interesting question, try saying something like:

“I think we’re getting a bit off topic here. Let’s put that to one side and you and I can chat about it later. Come and find me at the end and we’ll exchange contact details.”
“I’d really like to get on with the presentation, otherwise I may not have time to finish, but let’s talk about this later.”

Setting out some Ground Rules

At the start of your presentation, you should make it clear whether and when you would prefer to deal with questions - as you go along or at the end of the presentation.

Some speakers prefer questions to be raised as they arise during the presentation. The advantage of this approach is that any misunderstandings can be dealt with immediately. However, there is also a danger that the question will disrupt or distract the speaker, or that questions are raised that would have been covered later in the presentation.

Top tip! Categorising Questions

If you like to deal with questions as they arise, but you are concerned about the pitfalls, there is an easy way to handle this. In your introduction, explain that there are three types of questions:

When a Type 2 or 3 question is asked, you can then say something like:

“ That’s a Type 2 question, so I’ll park that for now, and cover it later. If you don’t think I’ve covered it by the end, remind me, and I’ll go over it.”

Other speakers prefer to deal with questions at the end of the presentation.

If you prefer this approach, ensure that you set aside sufficient time for questions but also limit the amount of time available. The amount of time will depend on the type of presentation you are giving but usually 10 minutes of question time should be sufficient.

The big advantage of this approach is that if you talk too quickly, you will simply have a longer question session: a big incentive to talk slowly and carefully, and make sure that your audience understands everything as you go.

You should not close the presentation with the question and answer session.

When you have finished answering questions, make sure that you have the last word with a strong assertion of your main message(s).

In other words, you can thank the audience for their questions and then summarise once again the main point or points that your presentation was designed to communicate.

An Introduction to Question Sessions

The main rule of question sessions is to treat your audience with the respect you would like to have shown to you, and answer their questions directly and honestly.

If they have asked a question, it is because they want to know the answer.

It is very unlikely that anyone will ask a question solely to trip you up, although this does happen.

If a question is provocative, answer it directly. Never be rude to the questioner or show you are upset. Do not compromise yourself but maintain your point of view and never lose your temper.

This tactic can be difficult to maintain but the key is being assertive.

Visit our section on assertiveness to learn some more tips, start with: Assertiveness - An Introduction .

Managing Questions

Listen carefully to the question and, if the audience is large, repeat it to ensure everyone in the audience has heard.

If you’re not sure you understood correctly, paraphrase it back to the questioner and check that you have it right. Answer briefly and to the point.

If you do not know the answer, then say so and offer to find out. Then ensure that you follow up . To be able to respond, you will need the questioner’s name and email address, so make sure that you speak to them before they or you leave.

“ I don’t know ” is a very acceptable answer to some difficult questions and it is much more acceptable than stumbling through an answer or making something up. “ I don’t know, but I’ll find out and let you know ” is even more acceptable.

Relax and do not feel as if you have to know everything. If you don’t know it is better to be honest than to try to pretend.

Trust takes a long time to build up, but it can be lost in moments, and audiences will almost always know when you are not being genuine.

An Alternative Tactic: Involving your Audience

If you are speaking to a well-informed audience, a professional group for example , and the question is a fairly general one to which you do not know the answer, consider asking the room if anyone else would like to respond. You may have the world expert on that subject sitting there who would be delighted to share their expertise with you all. If you have noticed someone in particular, you can even say:

“ I noticed that Professor X is in the room, so I wonder if he would like to comment on that to save me displaying my ignorance ”
“ My colleague over there is more familiar with that area than I am so, while I don’t want to put him on the spot, maybe he would be prepared to shed some light on this? ”

Most people will be fine with that approach, especially if they really do know more about it than you, and it will mean that the room gets a much better response. Yes, you’re the one standing at the front, but you don’t know everything.

You may also find our general pages on questioning useful see Questioning and Question Types .

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The 4 Main Types of Questions in English + Examples

1. general or yes/no questions, 2. special or wh-questions, 3. choice questions, 4. disjunctive or tag questions, final thoughts.

Adelaide A.

In English, there are four types of questions: general or yes/no questions, special questions using wh-words, choice questions, and disjunctive or tag/tail questions. Each of these different types of questions is used commonly in English, and to give the correct answer to each you’ll need to be able to be prepared. 

Let’s take a look at how many types of questions are there in English.

4 Types of Questions in English

In this section, we’ll walk you through each question type and provide real-world examples.

Common questions that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no” are logically called yes/no questions .

As a rule, this kind of question relates to the whole sentence, and not to a separate element of it.

For example:

To ask such general questions, the appropriate rising intonation should be used at the end of the sentence.

The answer can be a brief “yes” or “no.” Or, a longer answer can be given: “Yes, I do.” “No, I don’t like this country.” The response to a question depends on the verb used.

Try to remember this formula: answer the question the way it was asked.

If the question begins with a form of the verb “to be” – am, is, are – then answer “Yes, I am/he is/they are,” or “No, I am not/he isn’t/they aren’t.”

It is similar to auxiliary verbs (do/does, did, will, have/has) :

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A special question, as you can guess, uses a certain word at the beginning of the sentence to ask a specific question. The questions words who , what , where , when , why , how , how many , etc., are used to begin the question:

Note that questions about a subject (who? what?) have their own special structure; they do not require an auxiliary verb, we replace the subject with the question word.

You can see that after the question words who and what , the third-person singular form of the verb should be used.

We use special questions to get specific information. This implies that the answer will be more detailed.

You can find even more information on this topic in our article on basic small talk questions.

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Choice questions are questions that offer a choice of several options as an answer (you might recognize them from your exams as multiple-choice questions). They are made up of two parts, which are connected by the conjunction or .

Choice questions can be either general, open-ended questions or more specific ones. If the question does not center on the subject of the sentence, a complete answer is needed.

However, when the question concerns the subject, the auxiliary verb comes before the second option. The answer is short:

This type of question is also made up of two parts, where the first part is a positive statement, and the second part is negative, or vice-versa.

The first part of the sentence defines the expected answer. If the statement is positive, a positive answer is expected; if the statement is negative, a negative answer is expected.

There are also exceptions:

I am going with you, aren’t I ? – Yes, you are.

You can’t say, “I am a great person, am I not ?” That would be incorrect. Just remember that when the pronoun “I” is used, the tag is are/aren’t .

Tag questions are only used in conversational speech to clarify information or to confirm or refute something if there are doubts.

You can find more materials on this and other types of questions by reading our article on conversation questions to sharpen your skills and catch native speaker’s attention.

So now you how to ask simple questions in English with confidence! If you learn English by yourself, make sure you practice some extra language activities to memorize the material you’ve just read.

Adelaide A.

Adelaide is passionate about languages and has taught language classes for over 12 years. She teaches with a personalized approach, focusing on the specific needs of each student and taking advantage of their strengths. She is a Cambridge C2 proficient English speaker, C2 proficient Spanish speaker, and a native Portuguese speaker. Whether it's simple conversation practice, IELTS study, or an intensive course, get in touch with Adelaide!

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#30: Questions from the audience you should be prepared to answer

November 5, 2019 by Tress Academic

You can never know the exact questions that the audience will ask after you have finished a conference presentation. This uncertainty can cause additional stress for you, and put you on edge during your presentation. There are, however, a few questions you can assume that someone from your audience might ask. So why not prepare yourself for these questions just in case? We’ll tell you which type of questions these are, and how you can easily prepare yourself for them. Having answers ready for these standard questions will make the Q&A part so much easier for you and alleviate unnecessary stress on the big day.

When we recently held our course “How to present at international scientific conferences” at a Swiss university, we discussed the Q&A part that comes right after a conference presentation with the participants. They spoke about their experiences at conferences where they presented their research, and everything that made it especially difficult for them. The presentations were always a big cause of stress and anxiety for them – is it for you as well? If so, we have another post from the Smart Academics Blog that will help you to deal with being nervous, see #3: “How to cope with stage fright?” .

If you are not an experienced presenter, it is a pretty big thing to go out and stand in front of a large crowd of colleagues from your field and tell them about your work. What our course participants were most scared of – even more than giving the talk – was the moment after they had delivered their presentation and the session chair opened the floor for questions. This was the moment where the unexpected could happen because they didn’t know what the questions would be. The biggest fear in the moment was to receive questions that they cannot answer or that make them look inexperienced, ignorant or worse! 

We totally understand this fear. Imagine you were well-prepared for a talk and had a good feeling throughout the presentation,  but the questions from the audience could spoil the good impression. Just imagine if you would have no idea how to answer relatively simple questions – this would be a waste of!

Do you have the same fears? We’d love to help you overcome them! There are actually a handful of questions that are very likely to be asked. These are the type of questions that so often come up at conferences, especially when early-career researchers are presenting. You should be prepared for these questions, with an answer in hand, which is not difficult to do! It should be a part of your preparation for the conference talk to think about these questions. You will see, it takes a lot of stress off your shoulders! 

Let us tell you about the most common audience questions at conferences below. If you want to prepare yourself for the next talk, download our free worksheet “Questions I should be ready to answer” . 

Typical audience questions you should have an answer for

1. what’s next … .

Of all the questions that people from the audience could ask you, this is for sure one of the most friendly and helpful ones. This question offers no critique of your work, and it does not ask for clarification of anything you said in your talk. The questioner simply wants to know what your next research steps are. They are interested in your research and express curiosity of how it might go on. 

So, make sure you have an idea about which follow-up steps you want to take with your research. Be prepared to tell the audience a little bit about how you might progress. Think about what you want to say before the question is asked and make a structure of the points you want to say, so you don’t leave out anything important. Use our free worksheet “Questions I should be ready to answer” to help you. 

2. Why should we know more about this?  

If you hear this question right after finishing your talk, you might feel a bit frustrated, or even threatened. Why is the audience asking this at the end? Wasn’t your talk clear enough? Have they not listened to you? It can sound as if the questioner doubts the value or necessity of your work. Or it could feel as if you were not clear enough when describing why you research what you do. 

In fact, this is again a very friendly and helpful question. It has no negative connotation and the questioner has no intention of criticising you or your work. He or she may just want to know more explicitly from you why you did this research and why it is worth doing in such detail. It is a question about the relevance of your work. 

So, what do you do? Tell the audience why you did your research, what you expect as its outcome and give some examples or applications to help them better understand why your work is needed. Use our free worksheet “Questions I should be ready to answer” .  

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3. How have you done this …? 

This is a question about your methods or the overall approach you’ve applied. You will probably be surprised to get this question because you’ll think you had explained everything very clearly in your talk. Obviously, this was not the case for the person asking. 

Don’t be scared! You have most likely not failed to talk about your methods, but in presentations, the reporting on the scientific methods that were applied to address a certain question is often the most difficult part for the audience to comprehend. Thus, it is not surprising that questions arise on the matter. 

Properly describing the methods you applied in your research in a conference presentation is challenging. You hardly have the time to go into such detail in order to make the audience fully understand it. In a typical 15-minute presentation slot, which requires time for questions and discussion, so it is really more like a  10-12 minute talk, you have only a few minutes available to explain your approach. 

For this reason, we advise participants in our courses to always keep the methods part of your presentation short, by reducing it to the main steps and avoiding too much detail. You should give only a rough outline of the steps because it is difficult, tiring, and sometimes also a bit boring for the audience to listen to a specific set-up of a workflow or a project when you have not been part of the project.

Instead, spend time in your talk presenting your problem, your findings, your examples, and your take-home message. This is what the audience needs to understand! But of course, it might then trigger a question about HOW have you done it, which again, you can prepare yourself for. It is really a friendly and helpful question from an interested person. The audience shows that they want to better understand how your work was done. 

In your preparation phase, determine which methods or method steps could be unclear to your audience and what kind of information they would need to have for a quick understanding of a complex issue. Use our f ree worksheet “Questions I should be ready to answer” to help you prepare for this step.  

4. What do you mean by …? 

The fourth most common question that you can expect to receive is probably the easiest one to answer. It is a clarifying question where the questioner has not understood a specific term, a process, or an aspect of your presentation that you referred to. 

Questions like this pose no threat but are necessary for your audience to fully get your talk. Don’t forget, you will also have some listeners in your audience that come from other fields and they might not be familiar with your specialist terminology. We can never know what the exact level of knowledge of our audience is, therefore, you will sometimes be surprised to get questions about aspects you think are common knowledge – they probably are not. 

If you follow our rule to only include what you can explain yourself in your presentation, you will never have a problem with this question. If you fully comprehend what you talk about, you will always be able to address this question professionally. If you try to illustrate your vast knowledge by alluding to processes that you do not fully comprehend, you run the risk of not being able to further explain to them when asked by the audience. Keep your presentation air-tight to what you know you know!

You can prepare yourself with an overview of topics and aspects that probably somebody in the audience who isn’t from your field wouldn’t know and potentially need a clear explanation. Our free worksheet “Questions I should be ready to answer” will help you to prepare for this. 

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Naturally, the Q&A part of a conference presentation is the part that you can’t prepare for as precisely as the actual delivery of your presentation. There will always be an element of surprise for you and this is of course also the purpose of this interaction with the audience. They want to experience you off the cuff, where you have to show a bit of spontaneity. They are not coming to see a well-rehearsed play, but a glimpse of the scientists who are conducting this cutting edge work. 

That does not mean everything taking place during the Q&A is random and you have to give yourself over to fate. An audience can feel when you are nervous and they feel for you when you are a less-experienced presenter. Therefore, they sometimes deliberately ask some of the questions above, because they know these are ‘soft-ball’ questions that you can answer. So, make sure you are prepared for them and show your audience that you have done the work and deserve their attention. We wish you best of luck with your next Q&A session! 

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6 Different Types of Presentations

6 Different Types of Presentations

Presentations should be as unique as your business and the information you’re trying to present. However, there are certain types of presentations that are common across industries and teams. Before you worry about which slides to include or how to organize your information, you’ll need to determine which type of presentation is best for your audience. 

To figure this out, ask yourself: Are you entertaining or informing? Are you speaking to colleagues, investors, or potential customers? Asking these questions will help you choose the type of presentation that supports you best. is here to make this even easier with a description of different types of presentations to help you choose.

Informative Presentations

An informative presentation is educational, concise, and to the point. While other presentations may entertain or inspire, the main goal of an informative presentation is to share information.

A good example of an informative presentation is a human resources benefits presentation. Human resources needs to explain what benefits employees receive, how benefits work, which important dates employees need to remember, where employees can find more information, and so on. 

An HR benefits presentation for new hires (or any informational presentation) should be short, straightforward, and easy to understand so that new employees will remember the information they’re given. 

Instructive Presentations

A presentation that teaches something is similar to an informative presentation, but it goes beyond sharing facts. It also instructs the audience on a specific topic. People attend or view an instructive presentation with the intention to learn, and they leave with a better understanding of the topic of the presentation.

There are many examples of instructive presentations. Workshops, training sessions, or webinars teach audiences a new skill or procedure by offering specific information or instructions. Explaining new policies to a company is another type of instructive presentation. For example, an HR benefits presentation for new employees may be informative, but a presentation for existing employees about policy changes might lean more towards instructive, especially if employees have to take action or need to ask questions.     

Persuasive Presentations

Many presentations hope to sell something or persuade the audience to take certain actions. Persuasive presentations often present a problem and explain their solution using data. Examples of persuasive presentations include business pitches or sales proposals.

For example, a startup company looking for initial funding may need a startup pitch deck or a Series A presentation to convince investors to back their idea. A startup pitch deck would explain a problem in the market, how their startup will solve that problem, and how they’ll monetize their business. A Series A presentation can help a startup secure more rounds of funding to grow their company and pursue further goals.

Motivational Presentations

One of the most prominent examples of inspiring presentations? TEDTalks. Many motivational speakers use TEDTalks to inspire people to think or change their behavior. 

Motivational presentations in the business world may not be as dramatic or life-changing as a TEDTalk, but they still aim to generate interest or gain an audience’s approval. A company overview presentation is a good example of a motivational presentation. It may present the information of a company — how it was founded, who is leading it, what the company does — but more importantly, it tells the company’s story. 

A company overview presentation connects with the audience. A manager may use it to boost morale at a team meeting. Or an executive may present a company overview to convince potential customers or investors to work with them. Or, an HR rep may use it to make new hires feel welcome and excited to join the company.

Decision-making Presentations

Need to make a decision within the company? A presentation that shares a problem, solution options, and their outcomes can help speed along the process. Decision making presentations might be found in business meetings, government meetings, or all-hands meetings.

For example, let’s say a company wants to improve engagement on their social media channels. There are many ways they might achieve their goal, including hosting giveaways, dedicating more resources to creating Facebook posts or Instagram stories, and researching their audience or competitors to see how they can improve. A marketing campaign plan template for a presentation would keep details of the problem, different options, and possible outcomes organized in one place. It would inform and guide everyone involved in the meeting, helping them make informed decisions on how to move forward.

Progress Presentations

Imagine our hypothetical company decided on a marketing strategy to meet their goals. Now that they have a campaign in place, they need to report on the progress of said campaign. This sixth presentation type shares status updates, progress towards deadlines, collected data so far, any obstacles popping up, and tasks that need to be added or adjusted.

A team stand up presentation is a great example of this type of presentation. Team stand up presentations usually include an agenda, talking points, deliverable updates, discussion topics, and time for questions at the end. This presentation keeps everyone organized and focused, ensuring that everyone is still on the same page and working towards the same end goal.

Whichever Presentation Type You Choose, Create it With

Now that you know which presentation type is right for your project, it’s time to create a beautiful and effective presentation. With , you don’t need to set aside hours of time to build your presentation, nor do you need design expertise to do it. Use one of our many presentation templates that can be customized for your needs in minutes. No matter what type of presentation you create, can help you do it.

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We all have been exposed to different types of presentations right from school years.

Group presentations, lectures by teachers and professors, seminars, webinars or online presentations, e-learning, e-conferences, etc., are all different types of presentations that we come across in our daily lives.

In this article, we will take a look at 6 such types of presentations and when and why you need them.

1. Informative Presentations

This is the most common type of presentation, be it in an educational setting or business or corporate setting.

They are often analytical or require a rational analysis of the data presented.

Training sessions or one-day workshops are good examples where this kind of presentation is used.

Here is an example of an informative presentation on public speaking and presentations.

a) Reporting

Learn from observing the reporters!

Although a report is a written explanation of an event, it can also be verbal.

A perfect place to use informative presentations is news reporting , as it requires the presenter to present information systematically.

b) Briefing

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This involves explaining both positive and negative aspects of a particular topic in a few words.

Hence, the decision-making bodies of an organization can make use of this kind of presentation to save time and effectively come to conclusions.

c) Research

Informative presentations are often used to present research findings to a specific audience , as it involves reporting the findings and briefing it to the audience.

Hence, almost everywhere where research takes place, be it in an educational context or occupational , can make use of this kind of presentation.

Tips for giving informative presentations

Speech topics for an informative presentation

2. Persuasive presentations

If you are planning to give a persuasive presentation, and are looking for how to give a persuasive speech, check out our article on A Comprehensive Guide to Writing a Persuasive Speech to gain in-depth knowledge about the art of giving persuasive presentations.

Persuasive presentations are also widely used form after informative presentations.

There are various circumstances where persuasive presentations can be used.

a) Policy-making

Avoid taking too much time when you want to persuade any decision!

Even election campaigns involve using persuasive presentations as an instrument of their pre-determined goals of swaying the citizens.

For that matter, any executive or management body of an organization can make use of these kinds of presentations.

b) Value judgment

Give personal examples if you want to persuade someone's viewpoints!

This kind involves answering the question “why” and supplementing it with possible benefits.

Even religious heads use this as a means of persuading their believers to follow their belief system.

Deciding on a procedure or telling an audience the correct procedure of doing something is another situation.

An example of a persuasive presentation

Bailey parnell: is social media hurting your mental health.

This TED talk by Bailey Parnell is a good example of a persuasive presentation.

She starts strong by asking rhetorical questions that set the mood for her further points.

Tips for giving a persuasive presentation

Speech topics for persuasive presentations

3. Demonstrative presentations

This involves demonstrating a process or the functioning of a product in a step-by-step fashion.

So, a master class on communication skills or making a product model is an example of a demonstrative presentation.

Usually, the audience is an active part of such presentations and these can work in any context where you want the audience to learn a new skill.

a) Instructions

Take it slow when instructing!

This involves giving guidelines or steps of a process or work .

Another instance can be at the workplace , to train the employees or introduce them to a new product at work.

This type also works with demonstrating recipes and cooking workshops.

An example of demonstrative presentation

The easy guide on making just about any smoothie.

In this recipe demonstration, he tells his audience how many ingredients are involved and briefs them about the outline of his presentation at the start of his speech.

He also shows all steps in real-time so that the audience have a better understanding of the process and keeps them engaged.

Tips to give a demonstrative presentation

Speech topics for demonstrative presentations

4. Inspirational presentations

The main aim of an inspirational presentation is to motivate or move your audience and is also known as a motivational presentation.

Using techniques like storytelling, narrating personal anecdotes , or even humor work wonders as your audience develops an emotional connection to the message.

This TED talk by Luvvie Ajayi Jones is humorous but a lot more inspirational. Check it out!

Tips for giving an inspirational presentation

Speech topics for an inspirational presentation

5. Business presentations

In the corporate world, presentations are the go-to solution to do anything: planning or strategizing, articulating company goals, screening candidates, status reports , and many more.

Let us take a dive into the different types of business presentations.

a) Sales presentation

Make sure to practice before giving a sales presentation!

It has a pre-defined strategy of initiating and closing the sales deal.

This can be done in person or nowadays, on the phone, or via e-communication .

b) Training sessions

Make training sessions interesting by interacting with the audience!

Often employees have on-the-job training sessions that are aimed to increase the knowledge and skills of the employees.

This kind can also involve the audience to participate , like in demonstrative presentations.

c) Meetings

Take everyone's opinion before concluding a point!

Conferences ( both video and in-person), board meetings, informal team meetings, daily reporting, etc., are all various contexts of meeting in a business setting.

d) E- presentations

E- presentations existed before the COVID pandemic as well but were used seldom.

But, with the ongoing pandemic, e-presentations or remote presentations have replaced all other types of presentations and will be with us for a while longer.

However, on the brighter side, it is an eco-friendly alternative to normal face-to-face kind of a set-up, and it also saves transportation and other costs !

e) Seminars

Give ample time of breaks in a seminar to make it less tiring!

Seminars are widely used in the health sector , usually involving a panel of speakers on a topic. The audience is anywhere between 10 to 100.

It ends with a question and answers session , and the audience gets to take handouts with them.

f) One-on-one or 1:1

Pay attention to your body language, especially in an interview!

Interviews are usually one-on-one and involve presenting your achievements and capabilities to your prospective employer.

Apart from interviews, 1:1 meetings are also used in sales and marketing to crack a business deal.

Tips for giving business presentations

Speech topics for business presentations

6. Powerpoint presentations

PowerPoint presentations or PPTs are the most effective ones among all types of presentations simply because they are convenient and easy to understand .

There are various types of PowerPoint presentations that you can use depending on the context.

a) PPTs for general audience

Use inclusive language when addressing to a general audience.

If you feel that you need to use them, provide the audience some background information about the field or topic being covered

b) PPTs for teaching

Include pictures when teaching through a ppt.

c) Repurpose PPTs

d) PechaKucha

Chat for only 6 minutes and 40 seconds!

e) Multimedia presentations

Make full use of the multimedia ppt!

Types of slides in a presentation

PowerPoint presentation slides are broadly classified into 3 categories: Text, Visual, and Mixed slides.

1. Text slides

As the name suggests, this category of slides involve words or texts.

You can format the text as plain sentences or pointers.

The slide seen below is an example where every point is mentioned in a single slide.

Archived Material (Presentations): Not too much text

2. Visual slides

This type of slide has visual elements such as images or videos , and are better known as conceptual slides since they are a better option than text slide to explain a particular concept.

You can use them at the start of the presentation to better visualize and grasp the meaning of the presentation.

The slide right below is a good example of a visual slide.

Illustration 1 exercise: Visual Metaphor | David Howcroft's OCA Art Journey

3. Mixed slides

Mixed slides combine the texts and visuals to give a comprehensive understanding of any concept or a speech.

Graphs and charts are the best examples of mixed slides.

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Types of Oral presentations

So far we came across 6 types of presentations, and they all share one common feature. They are all one of the types of oral presentations.

Oral presentations involve the use of verbal and non-verbal elements to deliver a speech to a particular or general audience.

All the types we discussed fall into these 4 broad categories:

1. Extemporaneous presentations

This type of presentation involves making short pointers or key phrases to aid while speaking.

Hence, on the day of your presentation, by just looking at the key points , you expand on them and move to the next point.

2. Impromptu presentations

Impromptu presentations are spoken without any preparation . It can be nerve-wracking for many, and hence not many are in favor of it.

There is a valid reason for their fear, as you have to make your speech as you say it!

However, those who are experts in their fields and are called upon to share a few words can easily give this type of presentation.

3. Manuscript presentations

The other extreme of the spectrum is manuscript presentations.

Here you have a script and you speak from it, word by word.

Usually, a prompter is used, from which the speaker speaks to their audience.

Nowadays, there are teleprompters , that are heavily used in the entertainment and media industry.

It is a digital screen that displays the contents, and the speaker speaks from it.

4. Memorized presentations

This type does not have any notes or cues , but you memorize or rote learn the whole speech.

School and some presentations at the workplace involve using this kind of presentation.

In most cases, we recommend not to memorise your speech in most cases. We’ve made a video on the same and how it could lead to you potentially blanking out on stage. Highly recommend you view this quick vid before choosing memorisation as a presentation path:

But, if you do choose it for whatever reason, since you are free from notes, you are free to focus on other aspects, such as body language and gestures.

Types of presentation styles

There are various presenting styles, but they do not work for all types of presentations.

Let us get familiar with them, and know which style works with which type.

a) The storyteller

There's a reason why we all love to hear stories!

This style of presentation involves the speaker narrating stories and engaging the audience emotionally .

This technique works best with persuasive and inspirational types of presentation.

So, how to tell a story in a presentation?

Want more storytelling tactics? Mystery, characterisation and the final takeaway are some more key elements of a good story for your next presentation. We’ve gone deeper into this topic in this video if you would like to know more:

b) The Visual style

Make use of the visual aids to keep your audience engaged.

Most of us are visual learners, making visual information easy to understand and retain.

Visual aids like graphics, images, diagrams, key pointers or phrases , etc., are very useful when giving any type of presentation.

Some tips of presenting with visual style:

c) Analytic style

Provide examples to support your data findings!

If you have data records or statistical information to be presented, an analytic style will be more helpful.

It works best for Informative and Business types of presentations.

Tips to deliver in analytic style:

d) The Connector

Make an impactful presentation by simply connecting with your audience!

The connector style of presentation involves the speaker establishing a connection with the audience by pointing out similarities between them and the listeners.

This style works well with Sales and marketing presentations.

How to give a presentation using connector style?

Which type of presentation is best?

Although all the presentation types have their own bonuses and are suitable for certain circumstances, some are universal and can be used with a little bit of modification almost everywhere!

These are persuasive presentations!

You can use them in various settings; from political, business to educational.

Just remember to choose the right topic for the right audience, and a style that you think is the most suitable and you are good to go!

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We saw 6 types of presentation and understood it in detail.

We also gained some tips on how to make our presentation more engaging and also came across things to avoid as well.

We then explored the types of slides that you can use, and also the types of presenting orally.

We also gave you some tips and a few topic ideas that you can incorporate in your next speech!

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The famous scientific philosopher Thomas Kuhn said, “the answers you get depend on the questions you ask,” so if you’re not getting the answers, or audience engagement you want, maybe it’s time to take a look at the questions you’re asking.

The art of asking the right questions helps you to gain deep insights, support informed decision making and develop effective solutions to any challenges or plug information gaps. You might ask questions for data collection, tests or research, but it’s important to note that the questions you ask can have a huge impact on the results you get.

When it comes to asking your audience questions with a view to increasing engagement, there's several questioning tactics and question styles you can use, and we’ve detailed some below.

Build rapport and warm up with Icebreakers

Icebreakers should be easy questions that don't require too much thinking capacity. They might not be important from an informational point of view, but they have an important function for engagement. Our brain is highly social and thrives on interaction.

By starting a formalised meeting with light-hearted questioning, dopamine is released which lights up the sense of reward in the brain, encouraging this positive behaviour. Using a live polling tool to ask your icebreaker ramps up the interaction and excitement, increasing audience engagement even further.

Kick things off with:  

Why not download our ready to use PowerPoint icebreakers to poll your audience with?

Ask open questions

Questioning, with a view to increasing engagement, becomes even more effective when you use open questions - especially good if you’re using a word cloud polling tool . Open questions prompt your audience to consider their personal opinions and beliefs in their response, bringing them closer to the subject matter and naturally increasing interest and audience engagement.

Get your audience to open up by asking:

Try the 5 W's

Basic though they may be, asking questions that begin with one of the five ‘W's will almost guarantee you an answer that isn't too taxing for the audience to come up with, perfect if you’re looking for data. Combine one of the 'W's with one of these other techniques and you'll amplify the effectiveness.

Why not try...

You don't need to get too deep and meaningful with your audience but prompting them to reflect can be a powerful engagement tool for both you and them. Often, we all spend so much time looking forward, that we can forget to take a look back to find lessons or inspiration to help us acknowledge, grow, progress and continue to engage.

Ask your audience to ponder on these...  

Make a statement, provoke a reaction

Rhetorical questions are often used by coaches or public speakers for effect, to get the audience thinking. Why do they work? Typically, rhetorical questions can be blunt or provocative, they can stop the audience in their tracks and prompt them to pay attention or re-engage if asked midway through a presentation or speech.

Rhetorical questions can also resonate strongly, as each audience member ponders the question in the context of their own reality, increasing the poignancy of the question.

How about asking...  

Democratic decision making 

We're huge fans of democracy (current politics aside) and nothing engages an audience more than the knowledge that their contribution affects the outcome. Whether you're hunting answers from your audience for the sake of data, to gauge opinion, or to actually make a real-life decision, the use of live-polling will get the crowds engaging.

Multi-choice polling is really effective and increases engagement by giving your audience a sense of autonomy over the decision at hand by providing them with the answers to choose between.   Poll the audience with…

So, now you’ve got 6 question types to try out and engage with your next audience. As a last piece of advice, an engaged audience is a natural bi-product if the information you’re sharing is interesting, relevant and the audience can learn something from you, or about themselves.

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It's no secret that people love participating in quizzes. That's why they are so perfect for engaging your audience when you're doing a presentation. In this article, you'll learn what kind of quizzes there are and why you should use them. Also, we prepared a list of 50 creative questions about all kinds of topics that you can use for your next presentation or quiz night!

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Types of Quizzes and Quiz Ideas

There are many types of quizzes. However, the main distinction is between trivia and personality quizzes. The names are pretty much self-explanatory. In the Trivia Quiz , there are questions about knowledge and facts. In a presentation, they can be used for checking what your audience already knows about the topic you are about to present. But they are also perfect for testing your attendees knowledge after your presentation, making sure they remember what you just talked about. You can also just throw trivia question into the main part of your presentation, just as a little playful element. With Personality Quizzes on the other hand, there is no right or wrong. You're asking about a personality trait, hobby, or whatever else you'd like to know about your audience. Those are perfect as ice breakers in the beginning, and for connecting with your audience instantly. They can be as serious or as fun as you want them to be. The last category here is the Yes-/No-Quiz or True-/False-Quiz . You can either ask personality or trivia questions with this category. When formulating them, be sure that they can be answered with either Yes/True or No/False, and add a "Not certain" option if necessary.

How to integrate a Quiz in your Presentation

Quizzes at presentations are great, but how do you incorporate them best? You can of course just put the question on the slide and then let your audience raise their hands at the answer they like best. But that has many flaws, like no anonymity, people influencing each others votes, and no possibility to record the results. We recommend using a PowerPoint Plugin like SlideLizard , which makes poll creation and conduction as easy as it can be. You type in your questions (or choose one of the templates) and some possible answers, your attendees connect with a link on their smartphone and vote for their preferred answer. You can show the results to your audience immediately afterwards. Simply download the tool for free , install it and open up PowerPoint. In this video, you'll learn how to create your quiz polls.

50 Creative Questions for your Quiz

This is a collection of 50 questions - both trivia and personality - you can ask your audience when doing a presentation. They're sorted into categories.

Arts and Culture Quiz Questions

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Where can you find the Mona Lisa?

Which of the following does not classify as a Standard ballroom dance?

"The Scream" was painted by...

In which city does Romeo and Juliet take place?

Funny Quiz Questions

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Have you ever… (Multiple Choice)

Why did you decide to join this event today?

Would you rather...

Which of these embarrassing things have already happened to you?

You're going to a party. Who are you?

Geography Quiz Questions

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What is the longest river in the world?

Which continents have you been to? (Multiple Choice)

What is the most spoken language in the world?

Which of these cities is not capital of a country?

Which U.S. state has the second longest coastline (following Alaska)?

History Quiz Questions

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Who is the Greek goddess for wisdom and warfare?

Bill Clinton famously a stray cat who was "First Cat" during his presidency. What was his name?

Which colour was Saint Patrick's day originally associated with?

In what year did Neil Armstrong land on the moon?

Which famous leader is also called "the sun king"?

Modern Technologies Quiz Questions

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What Social Media Platforms do you use? (Multiple Choice)

How much time does the average person spend on their phone in a day?

How much time do you spend on your phone in a day (approximately and on average)?

In what year was the company Microsoft founded?

What was the very first message sent over the Internet?

Movies & Books Quiz Questions

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What is the best-selling book of all time?

How many books do you read in one year?

Which one of these actors/actresses has not won an Oscar (yet)?

What's your Harry Potter house?

What's your preferred Genre of movies?

Music Quiz Questions

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What music do you listen to? (Multiple Choice)

Which one of these hits is NOT in the Top 10 of the best-selling singles of all time (worldwide)?

Choose a band to listen to on repeat:

Choose an artist to listen to on repeat:

The famous soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean was composed by...

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The best pet is...

What is the most common fear amongst the below mentioned?

My favourite subject in school was... (Multiple Choice)

The best way to spend a holiday is...

What sports do you do? (Multiple Choice)

Science Quiz Questions

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Why are flamingos pink?

How many steps should you walk in a day?

And how many steps does the average American walk in a day?

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How much blood does a grown-up's body approximately contain?

The apes that are the closest relatives to human beings are...

Which one is the only planet that orbits the sun in a clockwise direction?

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How many PowerPoint presentations are given in a day?

According to statistics, these are the top 5 time-wasting activities at work. Which one do you waste time on? (Multiple Choice)

How much of the available time at work is actually used for working (on average)?

What are your biggest motivations at work? (Multiple Choice)

When is your most productive time in the day? (Multiple Choice)

What kinds of quizzes are there?

There are trivia quizzes - they test your knowledge on a topic, and personality questions - which each person has to answer individually for themselves.

What are good questions for trivia nights?

You will find questions from various disciplines in our list of 50 questions, which you can read in our article.

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The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) interview, also known as the personality test, is the final stage of the selection process for the prestigious civil service exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).get more information please click here.


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Which type of questions are asked in IAS interview? The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) interview, also known as the personality test, is the final stage of the selection process for the prestigious civil service exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The IAS interview is designed to assess the candidate's personality traits, attitude, leadership qualities, communication skills, and knowledge of current affairs. The interview panel consists of experienced and knowledgeable experts from various fields. The IAS interview questions cover a wide range of topics, including the candidate's personal background, education, work experience, hobbies, interests, and achievements. The questions are designed to test the candidate's analytical, logical, and critical thinking abilities. The interview panel also assesses the candidate's ability to handle pressure, adaptability, and decision-making skills.

Here are some examples of questions that can be asked during the IAS interview: 1.Tell us about yourself and your background. 2.What motivated you to choose a career in the civil service? 3.What are your strengths and weaknesses? 4.What is your opinion on the role of the civil service in the development of the country? 5.How do you see the current political scenario in the country? 6.What are the major challenges faced by the country in the field of education, health, and economy? 7.How do you plan to address the issue of poverty in the country? 8.What are your views on the caste system in India? 9.What is your opinion on the reservation system in India? 10.How do you see India's foreign policy evolving in the coming years? 11.What are the major environmental challenges faced by the country? 12.What is your take on the use of technology in governance? 13What is your view on the role of the media in the country? 14.What is your opinion on the use of social media in politics? 15.How do you plan to bring about transparency in governance? vThese are just some of the questions that can be asked during the IAS interview. However, the interview panel may ask any question that they feel is relevant to assess the candidate's personality, attitude, and knowledge. The key to performing well in the IAS interview is to be confident, honest, and articulate in your responses. It is important to stay updated with current affairs and have a deep understanding of issues related to governance, politics, economics, and society.


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    Here are 15 types of questions with examples: 1. Closed questions Closed questions have two possible answers depending on how you phrase it: "yes" or "no" or "true" or "false." You can use closed questions to get direct information or to gauge someone's knowledge on a topic. For example, here are some closed questions: Did you see Mark today?

  3. The 4 Types of Questions Your Presentation Needs

    Here are the 4 questions you should add to your next presentation: 1. Rhetorical questions After you read or hear a rhetorical question, your curiosity is piqued. Your brain becomes anxious to discover the answer and get some closure.

  4. Types of Question

    ' Rhetorical questions are often used by speakers in presentations to get the audience to think - rhetorical questions are, by design, used to promote thought. Politicians, lecturers, priests and others may use rhetorical questions when addressing large audiences to help keep attention.

  5. Dealing With Questions

    In your introduction, explain that there are three types of questions: The sort that seeks clarification of something that has just been said - you will answer those immediately; The sort that asks a related question about something that you plan to cover later - you will answer those later in the presentation; and

  6. The 4 Main Types of Questions in English + Examples

    In English, there are four types of questions: general or yes/no questions, special questions using wh-words, choice questions, and disjunctive or tag/tail questions. Each of these different types of questions is used commonly in English, and to give the correct answer to each you'll need to be able to be prepared.

  7. 30: Audience questions to prepare for

    Typical audience questions you should have an answer for 1. What's next …? Of all the questions that people from the audience could ask you, this is for sure one of the most friendly and helpful ones. This question offers no critique of your work, and it does not ask for clarification of anything you said in your talk.

  8. Types of questions

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  9. Questions and its types

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  10. 6 Different Types of Presentations| The Beautiful Blog

    A team stand up presentation is a great example of this type of presentation. Team stand up presentations usually include an agenda, talking points, deliverable updates, discussion topics, and time for questions at the end. This presentation keeps everyone organized and focused, ensuring that everyone is still on the same page and working ...

  11. How to Answer Presentation Questions Effectively (Plus Tips)

    Here are the steps you can take to prepare for presentation questions: 1. Consider what others might want to know. Your audience matters in how you approach your presentation. If you're speaking to a crowd of experts in your field, your approach may differ than if your presentation is for those who know nothing about your topic. By analyzing ...

  12. The 6 types of presentation (And why you need them)

    This kind involves answering the question "why" and supplementing it with possible benefits.. Most Ted talks and YouTube videos try to persuade the audience and fall into the persuasive presentation category.. Even religious heads use this as a means of persuading their believers to follow their belief system.. Deciding on a procedure or telling an audience the correct procedure of doing ...

  13. 6 questioning tactics to use in your next presentation

    Open questions prompt your audience to consider their personal opinions and beliefs in their response, bringing them closer to the subject matter and naturally increasing interest and audience engagement. Get your audience to open up by asking: What has been your most memorable part of the day/session?

  14. How To Answer Questions After a Presentation (With Tips)

    Here are some types of questions an audience might ask you: What do you mean by what you said? How have you done this process in the past? Why is it beneficial for us to know more about this? What are the next steps to take? How did you collect the data? Why did you choose this argument over the other viewpoint?

  15. 8 Types of Workplace Presentations (With List of Tips)

    Sales teams often use persuasive presentations to win clients. 5. Problem-solution presentation. A problem-solution presentation aims to aid in decision-making efforts by describing a problem or a challenge and presenting an audience with a solution or a set of solutions.

  16. Presentation interview questions and answers

    Presentations should be brief and specific. Ask candidates about their current position, e.g. to describe a product they're regularly using or explain a daily work procedure. Opt for people who manage to provide necessary details while holding your attention. A good presentation is also impassioned.

  17. Types of questions

    Type # 1: Questions that clarify, explain and define problems. Type # 2: Questions that explore connections and differences. Type # 3: Questions that are strategic, leading, confrontational. Type # 4: Questions that encourage reflection. Researcher, creator and educator.

  18. 50 Creative & Fun Quiz Ideas for Presentations

    This is a collection of 50 questions - both trivia and personality - you can ask your audience when doing a presentation. They're sorted into categories. Categories Arts and Culture Funny Geography History Modern Technology Movies, Books & TV-Shows Music Random Science Work Arts and Culture Quiz Questions Where can you find the Mona Lisa?

  19. Group Work in the Classroom: Types of Small Groups

    Beforehand, prepare discussion questions. In class, students form trios, with the groups arranged in a large circle or square formation. Give the students a question and suggest that each person take a turn answering. After a suitable time period, ask the trios to assign a 0, 1, or 2 to each of its members.

  20. The 8 Types of Presentation Styles: Which Category Do You ...

    Instructor Style. Coach Style. Storytelling Style. Connector Style. Lessig Style. Takahashi Style. Everyone on the internet has an opinion on how to give the "perfect" presentation. One group champions visual aids, another thinks visual aids are a threat to society as we know it. One expert preaches the benefits of speaking loudly, while ...

  21. Question Types

    Question Types Calculated Formula Questions Calculated Numeric Questions Either/Or Questions Essay Questions File Response Questions Fill in Multiple Blanks Questions Fill in the Blank Questions Hot Spot Questions Jumbled Sentence Questions Matching Questions Multiple Answer Questions Multiple Choice Questions Opinion Scale and Likert Questions

  22. PPT

    The interview panel also assesses the candidate's ability to handle pressure, adaptability, and decision-making skills. Here are some examples of questions that can be asked during the IAS interview: 1.Tell us about yourself and your background. 2.What motivated you to choose a career in the civil service? 3.What are your strengths and ...