Practice Answering Questions

Practice answering questions after your presentation using a 4 step process.


For this exercise, first, you'll need to imagine you have just delivered a presentation on your job role. Then you'll practice answering questions on the presentation from the audience.

You'll use this 4 step process to manage the questions:

  1. Acknowledge the question and the person asking it by name
  2. Create relevance for everybody
  3. Use a story as an example and connect the answer to the experience
  4. Close, thank, and check-in

You will be asked four different questions in a row. Your responses will be recorded so you can listen back to them afterward for self-evaluation.

Example questions

This exercise has 50+ questions to practice with. Here are some examples:

  • Describe a time when you worked in an effective team.
  • Describe an occasion when you had difficulties working with a team.
  • How do you keep up with advances in your field?
  • What experience have you had speaking formally in front of others?
  • Tell me about a time when you have chosen not to disclose information to others.
  • How would other people describe your communication skills?


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Answering questions exercise

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