If you’re asking your audience to do some serious thinking, you’d better be comfortable with lots of dead space.

The more complex your information, the more time your audience will need to process, digest, and then engage.

If you are doing question and answer, you will always have a long stretch of dead silence, so be prepared for that. The easiest way to fight dead space is to plant some people in the audience with questions so they can get the ball rolling.

If you can’t put anyone in the audience with questions, come prepared with two or three questions and start the ball rolling yourself by saying, “Let me share some questions I am commonly asked while you ponder what additional questions you have for me.”

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