Fast Company’s Quick Guide To Great Questions
· Don’t ramble on—terminate the sentence at the question mark.
· Get comfortable with silence.
· Start with “who, what, when, where, how, or why” for more meaningful answers.
· Don’t fish for the answer you want.
· Stop nodding if you don’t understand—ask a follow-up instead.
· If you get a non-answer, approach it again from a different angle.
· Rephrase the answer in your own words.
· Don’t be afraid to ask dumb questions.
Questions are key.