Did you really ask that?
Have you ever been listening to an online seminar, speaker at an event or tele-seminar, and someone asks a really lame question?
For example, I was recently watching a presentation related to online marketing tips from one of the top experts in the industry. The host opened the floor for questions, and someone got up and asked, “What is a landing page?”
Now, this is a perfectly good question, but it was just not the right time to ask it. After all, the expert only had a few minutes to share his thoughts and answer questions.
And instead of simply finding the answer on Google on his own time, the audience member could have used this opportunity to his advantage and ask for some inside information .
For example, he could have said something like, “What trends do you see happening in landing pages and SEO strategies that have produced the biggest boost in sales in the shortest amount of time for your clients?
Not only would the response have provided useful information to everyone listening, but the caller would have appeared to be more professional.
I don’t like to get on my soap box, but business is competitive. You need to do the work and present yourself in the best light possible in order to succeed….so here are three tips to keep in mind the next time to go to a seminar or listen to a presentation online:
– Research the subject matter and the speaker in advance.
– Figure out what information you hope to get out of the presentation.
– Write down pertinent questions specifically for the speaker so you can get the data you need.
After all, if you spend the time, money and effort to participate in an event, you want to get the most out of it as possible. Not only will you help your business grow faster, but you may just help other participants get the information they need to be successful too!
Sometimes it is the responsibility of the speaker to move on to another question too.
Having said that I agree with your points 100%!