How to P.R.E.P for Impromptu Questions.
Many people fear impromptu questions, but they are an essential skill in business.
Business meetings usually require the ability to speak off-the-cuff in a concise and coherent manner. For job seekers, it is imperative they have a technique to tackle those quick-fire, unexpected questions.
However, in many instances, the responder has no plan how to answer and so goes off on a long rambling reply that digresses, becomes repetitive, or never answers the question.
To ensure your answer reflects well on you, follow the PREP approach:
- Position: state your position on the subject. Keep it short and to the point.
- Reason: explain why you are taking that position.
- Example: provide an example, story, or statistic to support your reason.
- Position conclusion: summarize or reflect and then end by restating your position.