During a conversation, a misunderstanding can happen at any time.
Now a smart way to avoid this occurring, and get the deeper meaning, particularly with an important situation, is to ask questions.
Asking questions, and knowing how to ask questions, is important.
Equally, how to ask good questions and how to ask great questions, will allow you to extract the kind of information you need to assist somebody.
If you’re too busy talking you may never know what is truly required!
Good questions to ask, even great questions to ask people, are the catalyst to open a person up.
Most people love to answer questions, so use this to unlock their needs.
The trick is to ask open ended questions, not closed questions.
Open questions, elicit information really well.
Whether it’s open ended questions for business, or key leadership questions, the art of asking questions is absolutely vital.
Go ahead and master the basics, because asking questions does help to define problems.
In short, great questions are the answer.
How to Ask Great Questions PART TEN
Being misunderstood and misunderstanding others during an important conversation is often due to certain things: A mismatch between your own rational thoughts and irrational beliefs, assuming you are being fully understood, and second guessing the true intent of what you are being told. You end up tripping yourself up with mixed messages being sent and […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART NINE
Your ability to influence and persuade will play a huge role in your ability to get what you want. Now you always want to aim for win-win outcomes, but it is so easy to misunderstand and, equally, to be misunderstood during an important conversation. You want to avoid this. Here’s what to look for. Erratic […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART EIGHT
Of all the tools you possess to get genuine, much better results, asking great questions is probably the most effective. Why? Well, they guarantee almost immediate involvement. The next step? Develop and strengthen rapport to gain trust. Given that great questions control and guide a conversation, and cause mental involvement, they can be used to […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART SEVEN
If the intention of your communication is to influence, and if the skilful use of questions is one of the most effective ways to persuade somebody to do something you would like them to do, then it is critical to become an expert in the art and science of asking great questions. Here’s a couple […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART SIX
People will always answer your questions even if they say absolutely nothing. So, when you are faced with a tricky situation, a tricky meeting of some kind, always make sure you have assembled a number of smart questions beforehand! Most people prefer to have a set of rules for most of the things that they […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART FIVE
If you truly want great results, ask great right questions! Previously I suggested one of the most powerful questions you can ask a person who is to some degree uncertain about what direction to take is: “What do you want?” It’s useful to follow this question up by asking: “How will you know when you’ve […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART FOUR
If you want better results, ask better questions! One of the best ways to explore an issue is to ask good questions. And when I say “good” I mean questions should be asked with precision. A critical factor in asking good questions is to use positive presuppositions. So, rather than say something like: “If you […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART THREE
When you are in any advisory capacity, perhaps you are a sales person, a coach, a trainer, a confidante of any kind for that matter, one of the most sensible and effective ways to assist a person who wants to make a change is to ask good questions. Here’s how. What can good questions achieve? […]Continue ...
How to Ask Great Questions PART TWO
Is this a statement or a fact? A universal truth about asking a question is that a person will always answer it. True or false? Well, maybe I know something about you that you don’t know! A person will always answer a question even if they haven’t the first idea about the answer. How? Why? […]Continue ...