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     Reserve some of your material for the question and
answer session of your talk. That way you’ll still have some
new things to say after you have completed the main part of
your presentation. But let the audience raise the points first.
You are thus able to portray yourself as someone able to think
on your feet, when you were actually prepared in advance.
That is what preparation is all about. Nothing should be a

The wise man
avoids evil
by anticipating it

        - Publilius Syrus  

Get Questions You Want

Plant some thought provoking questions in advance. Write
each one on a 3 by 5 card and give them to friendly participants.
Tell them to ask those questions on cue. Do not give them to
participants sitting in the front.
     When you are ready, you will cue: "Do you have any
questions?" This technique is good for starting a question and
answer routine. When trying it, select (if possible) participants
who have deep voices, project well, look good, have an honest
appearance and sit in the back!
     If you have trouble generating feedback, ask: "Do you
have any other questions?" or volunteer one yourself saying:
"One of the most commonly asked questions about this is..." or
"I thought you might ask about..."

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