How to Ask Useful Questions – Josh Kaufman - Deepstash
Asking useful questions require practice

Inexperienced questions such as "I'm thinking about [action]. What do you think?" are seldom answered because answering would take too much effort.

This is because naive questions l...

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How to Ask Useful Questions – Josh Kaufman

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"I would like to know more about A. I found you via B. Are you the best person to ask regarding A?"

  • Be specific about the information you require.
  • Give context. Referenc...

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"From our discussion about A, it seems like B is the case. Is that correct?"

  • Include a summary of the topic for context.
  • "It seems like" helps to find clarification with...

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"I'm trying A. I've tried B and C, and it resulted in D and E. What should I try next?" 

  • Be exact about what you're trying to do. 
  • Include what you've tried, which makes...

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"Based on our conversation about X, we decided to do Y. The next step is Z. Agreed? If yes, I'll do it right away."

  • Spell out the decision. 
  • "Agreed?" gives the...

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"I'm working on A. My priorities are B and C, but I'm not sure it's the best option. If you have a moment, I'd appreciate your thoughts . If you can't, no worries. Thanks."

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