When trying to engage the audience during a presentation, direct questions that require a one- or two-word answer

When trying to engage the audience during a presentation, direct questions that require a one- or two-word answer can be used to confirm facts.

In ICS, communication is a key component, and engaging the audience, whether they are community members, emergency personnel, or other stakeholders through one- or two-word answers can be used to confirm facts is essential. For example, in a briefing, an Incident Commander might use direct questions to quickly gauge the team’s understanding of their roles or the current situation. As stated in FEMA official material “Effective communication is essential before, during, and after an incident. During routine operations, strong communication skills enable you to engage in collaborative planning and promote safety awareness in the community.”

From the perspective of emergency management personnel, confirming facts through direct questions helps streamline the flow of information and decision-making processes.

 First responders, for instance, rely on clear and concise communication to perform their duties effectively under pressure.

Source: https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is242b/student%20manual/sm_complete.pdf

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