How to ask questions

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The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything | Fast Company – a journalist offers great advice on the art of asking questions.  It’s part of a series called Creative Conversations.

Good questions can move your business, organization, or career forward. They squeeze incremental value from interactions, the drops of which add up to reservoirs of insight. Of all the skills innovators can learn from journalists, the art of the expert Q&A is the most useful.

The problem is, most of us ask terrible questions.

As you read the six suggestions you realize they’re not arcane or particularly difficult to understand, but you may laugh (or cringe) in recognition like I did with this one:

You’re the one with the question; why are you doing all the talking?

 

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