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3. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Frame your questions to encourage expansive answers. For example, instead of asking,

“Is the weather hot?”

ask,

“How do you feel about this hot weather and its connection to global warming?”

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3. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Frame your questions to encourage expansive answers. For example, instead of asking,

“Is the weather hot?”

ask,

“How do you feel about this hot weather and its connection to global warming?”

Ask an open-ended question:

If you ask questions that have yes or no answers, the conversation could stall quickly. Instead, ask questions that encourage the conversation to open up rather than close down. For example:

Use open-ended questions

Use open-ended questions

Start your questions with who, what, when, where, why or how.

For example, instead of asking "Were you terrified?", which will produce a "yes" or "no" answer, try asking, "How did that feel?" They might have to think about it, but you'll get a much better response.

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