More of a comment

Kate Watson’s blog post on the scourge of events, the “more of a comment than a question” guy, is worth your time. It does a great job of explaining why he’s a menace, and what you can do to stop him derailing the Q&A.

If and when the mic goes to someone and the dreaded “It’s not really a question, more of a comment…” is uttered – this is what you do: kill the roving mic (if there is one), or really prepare to speak up and over, and say with all the authority you can muster “Thank you, we’re taking questions at the moment, but if we have time left after the questions, I’ll open the floor for comments. Now, who has the next question?”