Day 13: Communication: Questions & Non-Verbals
November 29, 2023
“Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”– Marilyn French
Communication: Questions & Non-Verbals
One of the best ways we can learn and grow is by asking questions. Understanding how to ask better questions can get you a far more direct and helpful response. Learn how you can boost your insight into the non-verbal messages of others and ourselves by asking better questions.
- Review today’s handout to familiarize yourself with the material
- Review strategic questions manual from Fran Peavey:
- Create motion: allow the individual to move from static to dynamic answering.
- Create options, looks for alternatives, what is possible?
- Avoid YES/NO answers
- Are you empowering an individual, allowing someone to build on what’s already in their head?
- Ask the unaskable, challenge core values or assumptions.
- Are questions simple, not compound questions, addressing one thing at a time, building understanding and bringing clarity.
Motivation Question Examples
- What recent accomplishments that make you feel proud and successful?
- What is the one step you can take right now to move closer to your goals?
- What are your core values now? 10 years ago? 10 years from now?
- If I successfully achieved my goals, what will my life be like?
- What’s on your bucket list
- What do you want in life, and why do you want it?
- What’s stopping or holding you back from going after what you want?
- Who do I want to be in the next 5 years?
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard – and how do you use it?
- What has been the impact of gratitude in your life?
- What advice would you give to your younger self (you pick the age)
- What would it take to live life without any regrets?
For more, review 101 great questions here.