Ask Questions the Right Way

Pretty good article with tips on how to ask questions effectively. Nothing ground breaking but good refreshers. Though, it missed an important tip: active listening. At a glance summary below:

  1. Don’t ramble on–terminate the sentence at the question mark.
  2. Get comfortable with silence.
  3. Start with “who, what, when, where, how, or why” for more meaningful answers.
  4. Don’t fish for the answer you want.
  5. Stop nodding if you don’t understand–ask a follow-up instead.
  6. If you get a non-answer, approach it again from a different angle.
  7. Rephrase the answer in your own words.
  8. Don’t be afraid to ask dumb questions.

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