At the end of many seminars, they open it up for Q&A. Gary Vee is a big proponent of this allocating nearly half his speaking time for Q&A.
There’s a few valuable lessons woven in the audience’s questions.
Audience members love to give their backstory. Hopefully with you being an outside observer, and listening to Gary’s answers that can can see this:
The backstory is nearly completely useless for giving the answer and often doesn’t change the answer.
Secondly, the answers to questions that only take less than 15 seconds to explain are probably not good questions (eg. “What’s your best advice for someone getting started?!” is a great example of a question that is low value) and the answers that are limited to a very short period is also fairly useless.
Life hack: Skip the audience Q&A in seminars.
It’d be cool to have a list of questions of from the audience, have someone from Gary’s staff read them, find a few good questions and go into that with the audience member deeply on that question.
There’s the secret to having one of the most valuable seminar Q&As ever – hopefully seminar speakers are listening!
What about your back story is bogging down your mind with the ability to see the question in it’s clearest form?
What else are you listening to besides seminar Q&As that you’re wasting your time with?