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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.

Here’s more on asking questions.