Week 4 – Developing presentations and slideshows – Shuffle Q/A 2

21. Why should you repeat questions that you receive during your presentation? Select all that apply.

  • It helps you take up more time.
  • It gives you a moment to think.
  • It allows you to ensure you understood the question.
  • It ensures you focus on the person asking the question instead of the whole audience.

22. You give a presentation on your latest data analysis and receive feedback from the audience that they did not understand the context of the analysis. What might have caused this problem? Select all that apply.

  • Your hypothesis was stated early.
  • Your hypothesis was not included.
  • Your hypothesis was a disprovable theory.
  • Your hypothesis was stated too late.

23. According to the McCandless Method, what is the most effective way to finish presenting data to an audience?

  • Call out data to support your insights
  • Tell your audience why it matters
  • Answer any obvious questions before they’re asked
  • State the insight of your graphic

24. You are putting together a list of your peers to run colleague tests with. What are some qualities of good peers to target?

  • They are very different from your audience
  • They are familiar with your previous work
  • They worked on the analysis with you
  • They have no prior knowledge of your work

25. Your stakeholders are concerned that you inappropriately removed data during the initial phases of your project. Which kind of objection are they making?

  • Findings
  • Data
  • Presentation Skills
  • Analysis

26. You are presenting to your stakeholders an analysis of your company’s latest quarter earnings. Your stakeholders express concern that your projections for next quarter are lower than expected. What are appropriate ways to respond to these objections? Select all that apply.

  • Explain why you think the discrepancies exist
  • Repeat the steps you took
  • Take steps to investigate your analysis question further
  • Communicate the assumptions you made in your approach

27. After a presentation one of your peers points out that you were unable to answer audience questions very well. Which step can you take to improve your question answering?

  • Answer questions immediately with highly detailed answers
  • Start thinking of answers during the question
  • Focus your responses on people that ask questions instead of the whole audience
  • Repeat questions to ensure you understood

28. What is the final step, or the “so what?” phase, to the McCandless Method? This is the point where you present the possible business impact of the solution and clear actions stakeholders can take?

  • State the insight of the graphic
  • Tell your audience why it matters
  • Call out data to support that insight
  • Answer obvious questions before they’re asked

Shuffle Q/A 2

29. During a presentation, you stop and wait for five seconds after displaying a new graphic. According to the McCandless method, what should you do after that delay?

  • Ask if there are any questions
  • Wait another five seconds
  • Move on to the next topic
  • Return to the previous content

30. You are giving a presentation to the leadership of a local community organization. How can you effectively communicate your findings to them?

  • Focus on what you found interesting
  • Focus on what the audience needs to hear
  • Focus on specific technical details of your analysis
  • Focus on speaking without any pauses

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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