What do you do when you don’t know the answer to a tricky question? Try to bluff your way through? If you do, you’ll be found out and it could get embarrassing!
Now then, what does my crystal ball tell me about tomorrow’s talk?
Oh sure, if only it were possible to successfully predict all the questions you might be asked.
Sooner or later we all find ourselves in a position where we’re unable to answer a question or don’t know a particular subject in sufficient detail. Whatever you do, don’t dig yourself into a hole.
Come on, if you really don’t know the answer, say so and promise that you will do a little further research.
In the course of your talk, some people might want to interrupt and ask questions.
Hang on they probably just want to know a bit more about the subject and this is usually a sign that your talk is arousing their interest.
If you are unsure exactly what they want, ask them to repeat or clarify the question.
And, whoever is in the audience, never try to give the impression that you know something when you don’t.
It could get embarrassing when you get found out. And you will get found out.