If, during your presentation or meeting, you have someone who interrupts you with questions there is a way you can deflect answering until a more appropriate time. You can do this by saying something like, “Due to the time constraint, I will hold questions until the end of the session. For any of you that would like additional coaching, I will remain afterwards and we can set up a time to work one-on-one. This will allow us to keep the pace for the entire group and also to respect the needs for each individual. I appreciate everyone’s cooperation with this.”

For more on handling interruptions, difficult questions and more take a look at Anne’s book, Outcome Focus® Approach: How to be Become One with Your Audience. Go to the Store tab and click on Books.