We discussed about how to generate questions when attending a presentation in Part 1 and Part 2. If you haven’t read this previous blogposts or need a refresher, click on the link.
Preparation On Both Sides
While preparing for the previous blogposts, I stumbled across several sources, all of them focusing on which questions to prepare for when presenting.
At first, I was focused on extracting the common pieces of information for the opposite side, aka preparing questions as the audience. Now that this has been discussed in Part 2 (and most likely in the future as I refine the Endless Question Generator), I thought about revisiting these sources and summarise the questions you definitely need to prepare as a presenter.
So let’s see what those questions are.
Questions Recommended to Prepare for
As the Endless Question Generator showed, there is a certain structure to the vast majority of questions you may face as a presenter. As indicated on some sources (https://tressacademic.com/audience-questions/), there are some questions you should prepare the answer for as they are likely to be asked.
- What was the point? Remind the audience about the key points of your presentation and the reason it might interest them.
- What’s next? Indicate what you intent to work on next, showcasing how live this project is.
- How have you done this? This is asking for clarification on the methodology you followed in your work. Clarify it.
- What do you mean by this? This is more a definition issue. Make sure that all terms are adequately chosen and clear for the intended use.
The best remains to rehearse your presentation with a colleague (or at least record yourself). I’m sure you’ll do well in your presentation.
And which questions do you usually prepare for or have faced in your experience?
Thanks for reading. See you tomorrow.