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Tips for Giving a Memorable Presentation, Part VI: The Effective Use of Questions By a Speaker, and Answering Questions From Listeners

Harolds, Jay A. MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318266cf1c
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

Abstract: Previous articles in this series have focused on tips for educators and leaders in giving a presentation, followed by articles on composing the talk and PowerPoint slides. This article focuses on how a speaker can effectively use questions to engage the audience and answer questions from the listeners, including members of the media. Additional comments will be given on how to give a clear presentation so that many questions will not be necessary.

From the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Received for publication May 30, 2012; and revision accepted June 6, 2012.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail: harolds112@cox.net.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.