Ep32: How to Ask Better Questions (Part 2)

Throughout our education, we’re often so focused on being able to answer questions, we forget to pay attention to how skilled we are at asking them. But our ability to get good information from someone is directly connected to our ability to ask good questions. Our question this episode: what can we do to make our questions more productive and effective?

In this episode, I continue an exploration of the art and science of asking good questions. It’s something we do every day – at least, I hope we’re being curious every day! – but we don’t often think about how effectively we use them to move us forward with our goals, whether that’s finding out your partner’s thoughts about taking a summer vacation to persuading a colleague to support your idea at work.

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Resources for Further Learning*

Ep31: How to Ask Better Questions (Part 1) | Listen to episode and find additional resources
Fresh Air with Terry Gross | “Losing Earth” interview
Compound Question definition

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2 Replies to “Ep32: How to Ask Better Questions (Part 2)”

  1. I like your podcast a lot. Some times is difficult to find the right words to say, but your podcast is very helpful in that sense. I have introduced some of your tips in my day to day communication and I can already tell the difference. It is not always easy but I can see improvement.
    Thank you very much, I love these episode about how to ask better questions.

    1. Thanks for listening and commenting, Zeltia! I’m so glad to hear that you’ve not only been listening, but trying to putting the ideas into practice. You’re right, it’s not always easy… it’s a lifelong learning journey, if we’re really honest with ourselves! But we keep trying, because it’s worth it to have more meaningful relationships. Keep up the good work 🙂

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