In every talk/ conference follows the open forum. And, where there are open fora exists these characters:
- Mr./Ms.-I-am-important-so-I’ve-have-to-mention-all-my-achievements-since-elementary (snores and “wake-me-up-when-it’s-finished” from the audience) and yes, the question is…;
- I’ve got this one-chapter introduction and a totally unrelated/irrelevant-up-to-
- My question is… and a follow up question is… and another follow up… and uhmnn, can I pass the mic? (Instructions were clearly stated. One question per student. Other tertiary students don’t know how to count?!)
- I’m cute, I’m bibbo, and (go back to #2) ;
- Long introduction, sample cases, and at last, the question – oh, I forgot, it’s not a question. It’s a comment(ary);
- Huh?! So your question is? Wait, what’s your question? (The facilitator doesn’t even know what to make of… ) It’s a question?!
But what I learned from open fora, the wisest of speakers are those who can make decipher and give sensible responses to the most nonsensical questions (if the statements even fit the definition.)