What is Uptalk?

What exactly is “uptalk” and is it unprofessional? Put simply, uptalk is the tendency for some speakers to use an upward inflection on the end of their sentences so that everything sounds like a question. Uptalk or “upspeak” is often associated with the way teenagers talk in Southern California but is no longer limited by geography.

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How to Answer Questions After Presentations

Many presentations end with a question-and-answer session. Clearly, handling questions smoothly can be a challenge. You have probably witnessed speakers ace a presentation and then stumble while responding to questions. The main reason for this ineffectiveness is that many presenters give long-winded answers to listeners’ direct questions. read more…

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