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You are always going to be asked tough questions that you may not want to answer or genuinely don’t have an answer for at that moment in time. Learn how to deal with these situations effectively and with confidence.

Questions for You

When I do not know the answer to a question, how do I maintain credibility with my response?

Do I have a bridge ready to use when answering tough questions? Which ones work best for me?

How is the tone of my voice when answering a tough question?

What is happening with my facial expressions when answering a tough question?

Questions for Your Team

When we do not know the answer to a question, how do we maintain credibility our responses?

Do we have a bridge ready to use when answering tough questions? Which ones work best for us?

How is the tone of our voices when answering tough questions?

What is happening with our facial expressions when answering tough questions?

Tools and Exercises

Below, is a list of some of the toughest questions received by entrepreneurs from angel and venture capital investors. Feel free to take any or all of them and prepare yourself by rehearsing your answers in much the same way you rehearse your presentation. For those questions you do not know the answer for, simply say so and get back to them with an answer as follow up. It is quite human to NOT have all of the answers all of the time.

Tough Questions List (PDF)

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