Scientific conferences have always followed the age-old routines. If you have ever attended scientific conferences frequently then you would notice that the much-experienced people always have a similar pattern for asking questions. It’s always about the right technique of asking questions.
After the speaker has shared his views, findings or research he/she is bombarded with questions. Good questions always create a more interactive and stimulating atmosphere for the audience. In this article we are going to clarify you how to ask questions as well as keep a correct approach towards the topic.
If you are confused about what questions to ask the simplest way is to ask a random one.
Pick up any detail about the ongoing topic and ask a question about it. Ask about a random graph or picture or any tiny detail that you are confused about. Other than that, you can always ask systematic questions. Like ask them if they missed certain details, or about the techniques or the statistics driven data. You can also ask questions by relating the speaker’s topic to your own. You can ask them if their discovery or research helps your research in a certain way or not. Studies that are done today does not necessarily have to be completely new. You can always relate to the past researches and ask them questions in what way their approach is better than the one done in the past.
So basically, asking questions is all about the right approach and mindset towards a topic. A couple of good questions can change the whole atmosphere and people would be much more interested rather than just snoring off. A scientist’s research is basically question-driven. It is the questions that make a scientist and asking questions is the most important thing. Asking questions pushes people to remember you.
Last but not least it is always important to relate to the question and understand the theme about which you are asking questions. Try to mention your intention behind a question. As a matter of fact, it is not easy to get up in front of so many highly qualified delegates and ask a question but you should. Stick to the basics, be confident, and there you go. You might get a chance to push yourself to the next step in the scientific world.