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How can I control questions asked during a presentation?

When people give presentations in my company, other members interrupting the flow of the presentation with questions/discussions on minor points can make the presentation lose focus. Personally I find ...
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What is the purpose of a technical presentation during an interview?

I am being interviewed, and was asked to prepare a short technical presentation about any topic of my choice. What is the purpose of such assignment and what points should I take into account when ...
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How can I deal with stage fright in business settings?

The highest rating answers to similar questions over at music.SE recommend that to overcome stage fright, you should master your recital to perfection (here and here). I find that in workplace ...
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Doing a presentation to look more professional

I don't know if this is the best place to ask this question, but I couldn't find another stackexchange site to ask it. I am a computer engineering student that doesn't work anywhere, and I don't have ...
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Is it improper to use Powerpoint to ask questions?

When inheriting a pre-existing project/task, what's the best way to conduct a meeting in which the primary purpose is for the meeting lead to be more informed, as opposed to the other members? I'm ...
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How can I be productive at unproductive meetings?

I work for a manager that is very fond of meetings. The problem is, however, that more than half of these meetings are both unnecessary and wasteful. For example, we have a regularly scheduled ...
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Does using notes during a presentation indicate a lack of preparation or self confidence?

Is it a good idea to use notes during a presentation/demonstration, such as delivering a PowerPoint presentation of a mobile project in my organization to my colleagues, or does that indicate lack of ...