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Questions are a powerful tool, and good questioning skills are extremely important.
Through effective use, we can
Save ourselves time and effort.
Encourage participation and teamwork.
Create outside-the-box thinking.
Engage in more effective learning.
Start decision making conversations.
Improve our inquiry skills.
During this practical interactive session we will explore the power of questions and their ability to
make us and others think by looking at items such as:
Listening to set the questions.
Use of probing questions.
Open and closed questions.
We will do this with exercises and evaluating as we go.
Questions can help create and negate, learn and teach, and stop and start projects, connections and
relationships. Participants will walk away with ideas on how to sharpen their questioning skills to a
fine tool which can be used to transform their every conversation and to increase their testing
I use open questions daily to gather more information, open questions give people no other choice
but to churn things over in their head before they respond.
I also use open questions when I collaborate as it helps defocus for a minute while they think about
their answer and helps them realise what is going wrong as their sub-conscious churns away. I have
tone questions used on me, tone can have a huge impact, a one word question and change of tone
can change anything. Would you like to sharpen your questions? Then come along.
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Tony Bruce is a professional, experienced, constantly learning, coaching and teaching agile team member who specialises in Testing. He has worked in various industries with organisations such as Channel 4, Ernst & Young, LMAX and The Children’s Society.