Dealing with questions 2
Here are some useful expressions for when you are making a presentation or talk, perhaps in a meeting or in a congress or perhaps more informally in a discussion around the coffee machine. Or, if you work at Google, over the table football or going down the slide
Are there any questions?
That is all I have to say. Are there any questions?
That’s a good question. This is a good way of giving yourself time to think.
That’s a good question. Let me think about it for a moment.
As I said earlier, ..….
As I said earlier, we are looking at several different solutions.
I’m afraid I can’t answer that.
I’m afraid I can’t answer that. That information is still confidential.
I’m afraid I don’t know.
That’s a good question. I’m afraid I don’t know the answer. We are still investigating.
I’m not in a position to answer that. This is a great way of ‘blocking’ questions.
I’m not in a position to answer that. You will have to ask Peter about that.
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