Asking questions is a fundamental part of finding information and for subtle (and otherwise) persuasion. Here are various pages on questioning:
- Chunking questions: Chunk up and down for more or less detail.
- Clear questions: That are simple and unambiguous.
- Columbo technique: Asking stupid questions that get the answers you want.
- Double bind questions: Whichever way you answer, the result is the same.
- Funnel questioning: Seeking more detail or more general information.
- Group questioning: Tips for asking questions of many people at once.
- Interrogation questions: Questions that lead to answers.
- Kipling questions: Rudyard Kipling’s six servants.
- Leading questions: That may or may not be a good thing for you.
- Open and Closed questions: yes/no or long answer.
- Positive questions: Deliberately leading the other person.
- Probing: Digging for more detail.
- Probing questions: Specific questions for finding detail.
- Questioning traps: A few pitfalls you may like to avoid.
- Responding to questions: Turning questioning to your advantage.
- Rhetorical questions: Questions without answers.
- Selling with questions: how to sell by asking instead of telling.
- Socratic questioning: Socrates’ method of questioning in order to elicit learning.
- Tag questions: Some questions encourage agreement, don’t they?
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