Asked • 05/01/19

How can I control questions asked during a presentation?

When people give presentations in my company, other members interrupting the flow of the presentation with questions/discussions on minor points can make the presentation lose focus. Personally I find the interruptions frustrating when showing off my work as I can't always show everything I wanted to because of the questions/discussions coming up in the middle.I am still quite junior in the office. I want to say something like, *"So the demo should only take a few minutes, it's probably best that any questions wait until after so I don't get distracted and show everything that was intended"*, but I'm worried that it will come across as too firm a tone when speaking to my superiors.How can I discourage interruptions to the flow of my presentation without offending senior management who has a culture of interjecting when they have a point to make?

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Carmen E. answered • 05/29/19

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Speech Language Pathologist with 13+ years of experience

Christopher C. answered • 05/02/19

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