When preparing questions for a Q&A session, consider asking questions from different angles.
Find out details
Who…..? What……? Where….? When…? How…?
- Why do you think…..?
- Why should…..?
Ask for illustration of points made
- Can you give an example of that?
- What evidence is there for…..?
Explore time frames
- What do you see happening next year?
- What has been the biggest lesson learned so far?
- When did this trend begin?
Avoid loaded questions and question that may be perceived as hostile. Make sure you interactions actually includes a question the speaker can answer. When you ask a question, consider your tone of voice, body language, and facial expression to ensure effective, open communication.
Read and listen to the way the questions were asked from listening.
- Identify the potential problems with each one of the vocabulary terms in the box down below.
hostile loaded no question
- ……but anyway, what can we actually change? Do we have any concrete ideas?
- ….but isn’t the technology a little bit clumsy?
- …..if I may ask a question. Sorry, Rashid,…..what you’re saying is really worrying me. I don’t see how we can be giving presentations about our campaigns online! It just isn’t feasible, at all. I hear what you’re saying, but I can’t see how it will actually work in practice.
- I’m completely lost for words. How can we do our work on a tablet?