Ep 131: How to Say “I Don’t Know” with Confidence - Michelle Barry Franco

Anyone who has had to present information to a group of people will tell you how much anxiety can come from getting asked a question that you don’t have the answer to. I know what it is like to want to serve with your message while having fear around appearing as if you don’t know what you're doing.

Even if you are an expert in a topic there will always be something you don’t know. Simply being able to create a safe place where your audience feels heard can be a major key to managing a situation like this. Sometimes there are deeper frustrations behind a question, but we can respond in a way that honors the person while helping them find the answers they need regardless. Getting comfortable with not knowing everything is a great way to transform our relationship with the people we are speaking with.

My friends, it is okay to own not having all the answers and invite the brilliance in the room to contribute to the collective. Tune in today, as I share a structure tip for public speaking that will allow your audience to walk away with the core message and happy bliss needed to keep right on task! You will never know everything but you can still share your expertise confidently because you were made for this.

What You'll Learn From This Episode:

How to share confidently and what to do when you don’t have an answer.
That even if you are an expert no one knows all the answers.
How to respond to a question you don’t have an answer to in a way that is helpful, and true for you.
How to place a question-and-answer section in the best spot while public speaking.
Ways to invite other people into the conversation who may be able to help.

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