What to Say When You Don’t Know

Presentations are an opportunity for you to shine.  The can enhance your chances of creating the life and career success you deserve.  They can also be the source of problems.

If you do enough presentations, chances are you will be asked a question to which you don’t know the answer.  The author of the article below suggests that simply saying “I don’t know” is not a good response.  She goes on to share some suggestions on how you can respond to a question when you don’t know the answer.


I think the suggestions here are solid advice.  On the other hand, I think it’s fine to say, “I don’t know, but I will find out and get you that information.”

All this goes to a bigger point.  If you’re asked to do a presentation prepare diligently.  Do your best to anticipate questions and prepare your answers.  While you always run the risk of being hit with a question to which you don’t know the answer, preparing by anticipating potential questions will help you avoid the dread “I don’t know” response.

Your career mentor,


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