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Questions & Listening

Posts under Questioning & Listening focus on writing, positioning and asking questions of the stakeholder audience, including the different types of questions, the positioning of questions, and most of all, active listening skills to receive and interpret messages in the overall scope of communications. Feel free to use the Search bar to scan for relevant tags.

 

How do you ask a question

How Do You Ask a Question?

Sound dumb, doesn’t it? I mean, come on: How do you ask a question? Is this a serious question? No, I’m not talking about Closed or Open Questions, or even Bad
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What makes a good question good?

What Makes a Good Question Good?

Jump to Nine Types of Bad Questions Working in a professional services firm for much of my career, and then later as a teacher and instructor, I’ve learnt the power
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The Johari Window

One of the simplest and useful tools you’ll come across in business is the Johari Window. Devised by American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955 while researching group
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Gestures actually help your audience listen better

Gestures: Dramatizing Your Words

This post is #6 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction to
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Presentation Skills: Eye Contact

This post is #6 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction to
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Empathize With Your Audience

This post is #4 in a series from a presentation on Creative Slip-Ups: The 11 Most Common Mistakes in Brainstorming. The Introduction to the series is here. The Problem: Thinking
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How to Break Your Presentation with Conversation

This post is #5 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction
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What Good Listeners Do

Funny how some advice from the stone ages – say, 1971 – can remain relevant. This morning I found an article using the anagram SAFE, from What Good Listeners Do,
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The Rule of 3s in Communications (The Message House)

Explanation Instructions This post is #4 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen
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Self Talk, or The Voice In The Back Of Your Head

This post is #3 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction
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Three Types of Audiences

This post is #2 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction
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