The Value of Asking Questions

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Ever been in a position where you have been asked to present something and you know you’re not prepared? Ever been involved in a discussion where you don’t feel you can contribute constructively? What do you do when you are put in a position to speak or contribute to a discussion and you have no idea what to say? Ask a question. Mark Twain said, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” So how does question asking stop you from looking dumbfounded and unprepared? The focus is immediately taken off you and placed onto the participants, listeners or conversationalists. Others feel valued by allowing them to input their ideas and opinions. By listening to the answers, you can launch yourself into a conversation, speech or more questions, using their answers as stimulus! Excited to ask some questions yet? [...]