How to ask a Question
Before you ask a question, make sure your attitude is good. In general, the attitude of giving is better than the attitude of asking. Here is the basics
1. Start with Open Questions
Start with very basic broad questions then move to more specific areas to clarify your understanding. Open questions are excellent – they give the other person or people a chance to give broad answers and they open up matters. Before asking questions, look around and ask relevant questions.
2. Questionning their Answer
As we listen carefully to the answers we formulate further questions. When someone gives an answer we can often ask, “Why?”. By giving the other person a limited choice of responses we get specific information and deliberately move the conversation forward in a particular direction. Asking many questions is very effective but it can make you appear to be inquisitorial and intrusive. So it is important to ask questions in a friendly and unthreatening way. Try to pose each question in a way and ensure that your body language is relaxed and amicable.
3. Don’t forget to ask Closed Questions
The better approach is to keep asking questions to deepen our comprehension of the issues before making up our mind. Once we have mapped out the main points we can use closed questions to get specific information. Closed questions give the respondent a limited choice of responses – often just yes or no.
4. Do not ask accusing questions
“What do you think happened?” will probably get a better response than, “Are you responsible for this disaster?”. Or “What happened to you?” will get more information than, “Are you okey?”. Do not jab your finger or lean forward as you put your requests.
5. Use 5W1H Questions
Try to practice asking more questions in your everyday conversations. Instead of telling someone something, ask them a question. Intelligent questions stimulate, provoke, inform and inspire. Questions help us to teach as well as to learn.
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How to Ask Question
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