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Ask the right kinds of questions

Ask the right kinds of questions

  • Show your interest and keep the conversation flowing. 
  • Follow-up questions can make conversations less superficial.
  • People are more willing to reveal sensitive or personal information when the toughest questions are asked at the beginning of the conversation. 
  • Active listening will show your advice-giver that you are engaged and care about what is being discussed.

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