In this hybrid presentation/workshop, learn some tips on how to ask better questions, practice active listening, and get better answers. The focus will be on team communication at work, but these tips could be applied to family, friends, and patron interactions as well.
• Follow-up to get more information or to
understand information better.
• How many resources do you need for your
• What books has your club already read?
A woman walks into a hardware store. She can buy:
• 6 for $6
• 12 for $12
• 24 for $12
What is she buying?
• What is your favorite memory from
Did you have a good childhood?
• Oh, tell me about the best parts of your
Did you enjoy your vacation?
• What is your research project about?
What book do you need?
CHALLENGE THE PERSON
TO GO DEEPER INTO THEIR
LINE OF THOUGHT.
ASSUMPTIONS, OR ASK
FOR FURTHER REFLECTION.
MIGHT EVOKE MORE
CONFUSING ADVICE FOR A
• Pair up!
• Persons 1 and 3 – tell your partner about something
you love (does not have to be work related).
• Switch partners
• Persons 2 and 4 are going to tell their new partner
what their previous partner loves.
• Group of 4
• All persons get together – persons 1 and 3 will tell the
group what the other loves.
• All ‘listening’ persons may ask questions!
1 & 2
3 & 4
4 & 1
2 & 3
Pocket Guide to Probing Questions
The Surprising Power of Questions – Harvard Business Review
How to Be Amazingly Good at Asking Questions
The Art of Asking Questions [TEDx Talks]
The Value of Asking Questions [TEDx Talks]
What questions do you have?