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3. Ask open-ended questions

Asking open-ended questions can be an effective way to get others talking. It can help by allowing you insight and understanding into your friends, family, colleagues and even your superiors. When you engage with an open-ended question, it can help them feel validated in their thoughts and emotions, and this can have a positive impact on how you build relationships.

Oftentimes, coworkers may appreciate being asked open-ended questions, since it shows you are taking interest in their ideas. Try the following open-ended questions: “How do you feel about…?” “Can you tell me more about…?”

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