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The 3 Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Conversations Forever

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The 3 Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Conversations Forever
Since my tips to improve your writing in two minutes were so popular, I thought I'd share some similar tips to improve your next conversation. Following are the simplest tips I can give you to ask better questions, which will make your conversations more valuable to you and the people you engage with.

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How to ask better questions

  • Ask open-ended questions: they unlock more information from people
  • Ask “why” 3 times:  the easiest way to deepen the level of a conversation
  • Ask about specifics, not generalizations
  • Frame questions around a person’s reactions to experiences
  • Pay attention to answers and ask follow-up questions to dig deeper
  • If you want to learn from somebody, the easiest way is to ask them what they’ve learned
  • The most interesting information is found in stories, so ask people to tell you one
  • Ask what else you should ask.

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