In his Harvard Business Review Blog Network post, Jerry Weissman makes the point that for many people asking “does that make sense?” during a presentation has become a filler. Other well know examples of fillers include: “like,” “you know,” “to be honest,” and the all too frequent and dreaded “um.” Jerry is an expert at coaching business people to be successful presenters. He has published several books on the subject including the most recent book Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters (FT Press: 2011).
I agree with Jerry’s point which is essentially that asking your audience “does that make sense?” can convey. . . Read more