It’s only weird if you make it weird. You save so much time and energy if you cut to the chase.
If you are confused, then put your hand up. I’ll bet most of the people in the room feel the same way.
Ask the painful or uncomfortable question if something doesn’t make any sense.
Send a clarifying email if your first one was ambiguous
Give honest and candid feedback. It get’s awkward when you beat around the bush and usually results in more follow up.
The courage to speak candidly is like dropping chlorine pill into the murky water. Everyone will soon see clearly even if it means some red eyes.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all – Miguel de Cervantes