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Asking better

The audience rarely accepts a sage from the stage, they prefer a guide by their side. This shifts the responsibility of learning to the audience. From mere receivers to co-explorers!

By asking better we are doing a favour to ourselves and everyone who’s listening in.

How could we possibly ask better?

  • Keeping it simple, short. (One good test is: is it easy to repeat?)
  • Open-ended questions lead nowhere. Be specific instead.
  • Paraphrase to follow-up! ( Asking whether you got it right! and repeating it for the audience)
  • Ask to break the monotony, lead the conversation, explore a subject.
  • Ask with conviction, confidence and clarity.

PS: A simple why? could light up a boring interaction, clarify or even startle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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